[Air-L] Graduate programs for "internet studies"?

Sarah Oates s.oates at lbss.gla.ac.uk
Wed Sep 29 10:08:00 PDT 2010

First of all, I've just romped through your paper and you wrote that as an UNDERGRADUATE? Damn, you're good. 
I hear your pain on the internet studies/grad thing -- sometimes these things are hard to find but I am sure this is the perfect list to ask -- here are some good ones out there that I know in the UK, try: 
Royal Holloway near London 
Leicester University is developing into a hot place to 'do' internet studies (always look for a place with at least 2 people ... they have 5 or 6)
Oxford Internet Institute (OII) 
some folk at Leeds and Goldsmith's (London) 
London School of Economics, they're developing this area 
our programme is great for abstract concepts/political communication and you could do a very fun MSc dissertation on this very topic ... I'm just now working with someone in Computing Science to tackle this sort of thing, see our programme at 
When I update my own webpage (www.media-politics.com) about this (good thing to put up), I'll Email back 
Sarah Oates
Professor of Political Communication
School of Social and Political Sciences
Adam Smith Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8RT
Email: sarah.oates at glasgow.ac.uk
Website: www.media-politics.com <http://www.media-politics.com/> 
Telephone: (0)141 330 5124
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From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org on behalf of Devin Gaffney
Sent: Wed 29/09/2010 17:52
To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
Subject: [Air-L] Graduate programs for "internet studies"?

Hey all,

I just finished an exhilarating undergraduate program that gave me 
enough flexibility in order to study the impact/efficacy of Twitter 
during the Iran Election(http://www.devingaffney.com/-iranelection-quantifying-online-activism
), but in order to pull it off, I had to really bend some of the 
institutions rules, and just barely got the necessary advisorship in 
order to study it in a reasonable way. I am looking to jump right back 
into school for the following academic year, and am trying to figure 
out which schools have which programs - it seems that the information/
websites for all the programs that do exist are well ensconced within 
their respective institutions websites, which tend towards 
labyrinthine. Does anyone have a good list of institutions (US/
elsewhere) where a Masters/PhD in fields either directly or otherwise 
closely related to "internet studies" (or "web science," or whatever 
term you use, as this even seems to be up in the air, as far as I can 
tell)? Obviously, there are places like Citizenlab, Berkman, and OII, 
which all seem to at least offer classes in some capacity, but are 
there any others i just haven't found?

Thanks much,

Devin Gaffney
http://www.devingaffney.com <http://www.devingaffney.com/> 
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