Dr Caroline Bassett


Dr. Caroline Bassett is research director of the School of Media, Film and Music at Sussex, and Director for the Centre of Material Digital Culture and the Digital and Social Media Theme Leader. She is widely published on gender, mobile computing, narrative and cultural form, is currently completing research exploring hostility to computing across a series of professional and community arenas using historical archives in the UK and US. She co-leads the digital media stream of ECREA, the European Communication and Research Association and in this role has developed a strong European research community. Bassett is also a highly experienced technology journalist. In this role she covered the emerging new media industries from the point of view of economy, creative industries, and users and has an insider as well as a critical and theoretical grasp of the development of the digital economy of the UK. She has won high quality awards (including the UK Press Gazette Awards) for her columns on digital and social change and commendations for her editing.

Keywords: Identity, new media theory, digital humanities, material digital cultures

Contact: c.bassett@sussex.ac.uk

Web profile: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/24166