This is Uta Meier-Hahn's webpage.
From journalism to research: I left my job in online journalism in order to pursue a PhD at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. In my doctoral thesis I focus on informal regulation of internet infrastructure. I did not fully turn away from journalism though: from 2013 to 2015 I worked as academic editor at the Internet Policy Review where I contributed to establishing a hybrid form of publication at the crossroads of journalism and academia. Now it is all about finishing my thesis.
Thoughts about Internet infrastructure
For the majority of people in developed countries, the Internet is invisible most of the time. A socket in the wall, a cell site atop a building, a WiFi password written on a restaurant menu – only rarely are we reminded of the fact that Internet connectivity is not just there like a natural resource. It has become ambient. But for some people there is another side to it. This is a text about the networkers who make the Internet work.
There is more. Head here to read all texts.
Where to meet
Fall 2017: Fellow at RIPE NCC, Amsterdam
22 - 26 October 2017: Plenary presentation Creating connectivity. How networkers manufacture the good of the Internet at RIPE 75, Dubai
27 October 2017: Tagung der Sektion Wirtschaftssoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Hamburg
15 November 2017: Internet Governance Forum Deutschland, Moderation der Session "Industrie & IoT", Berlin
2-4 May 2018: re:publica, Berlin