Tijana Milosevic is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oslo focusing on implications of increasing privatization of digital public sphere for freedom of expression, privacy and culture, especially in the context of youth. She examines these issues in her upcoming book for The MIT Press Information Society Series: “Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies” where she asks critical questions about what it takes to pave the way to more dignified relationships among youth but also in society in general. Tijana is a member of The EU Kids Online —a network of more than 150 researchers studying youth and digital media in 33 European countries. Tijana completed her doctoral dissertation at American University’s School of Communication where she also did research on chilling effects of copyright in the visual arts community and on media coverage of climate change. Previously, she examined media coverage of US involvement in the Middle East and US public diplomacy. She holds an MA in Media and Public Affairs from The George Washington University (GWU) and has a passion for journalism‑ writing and documentary filmmaking. Tijana graduated from GWU’s Documentary Filmmaking Institute and worked at BBC, Radio Free Europe and Columbia Missourian. She blogs on the Huffington Post You can find more information at www.tijanamilosevic.org & Twitter @TiMilosevic.
Isabelle Zaugg’s research focuses on language, culture, and representation in the digital age. Her dissertation, titled “Digitizing Ethiopic: Coding for Linguistic Continuity in the Face of Digital Extinction” investigates the relationship between digital communication technologies and rapid declines in language diversity worldwide by focusing on the case study of the Ethiopic script. Her research sheds light on the wide-reaching implications for the public good of digital design and standards governance, and their impact on global language diversity. Zaugg received a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship to pursue her fieldwork in Ethiopia from 2016-2017. Zaugg has an MA in Film & Video from American University and a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. She received a Fulbright Student Fellowship to teach digital filmmaking courses in Addis Ababa from 2012-2013. She wrote and directed the narrative short The Strong Force (2016), the documentary short BF Superstars (2012), and the long-form documentary At Home in the Valley (2006). Zaugg attended and presented her dissertation research at the Annenberg-Oxford International Media Policy Summer Institute in 2015. She studied at Addis Ababa University from 2004-2005 in the Brown in Ethiopia program. She is also an alumnus of United World College of the Adriatic. In August 2017 she will begin a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow in “Global Language Justice” at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University.