Project Profile:

App Studies Initiative


Description: The App Studies Initiative (ASI) is an international network of academic experts in app-related media research. Comprised of researchers and PhD candidates in the fields of media and communication studies, the ASI engages with the theoretical, methodological, and empirical challenges of studying different kinds of apps and their environments. To this end, the ASI also designs methods and software tools.


  • David B. Nieborg, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Anne Helmond, Associate Professor, Utrecht University
  • Fernando van der Vlist, Postdoctoral Fellow, Utrecht University
  • Carolin Gerlitz, Professor of Digital Media and Methods, University of Siegen, Germany
  • Thomas Poell, Professor of Data, Culture and Institutions University of Amsterdam
  • Esther Weltevrede Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture, Department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • Daniel Joseph, Senior Lecturer Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Chris J. Young, Coordinator, Digital Scholarship Archives & Special Collections, University of Toronto Mississauga Library
  • Stefanie Duguay, Associate Professor of Data and Networked Publics, Concordia University
  • Jeremy Morris, Associate Professor in Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nathaniel Tkacz, Reader, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick
  • Michael Dieter, Assistant Professor, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies, University of Warwick

Funders: SSHRC, University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, NWO Dutch Research Council

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