Ysabel Gerrard is a Lecturer in Digital Media and Society at the University of Sheffield (UK). She serves as Book Reviews Editor for Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies and Chair of the Digital Culture and Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
Her writing and research have been featured in venues like Wired, Vice, BBC News, The Guardian and The Telegraph. She serves on Facebook’s Suicide and Self-Injury (SSI) Advisory Committee. Her research contributions have been featured in venues like ELLE, The Huffington Post, The Independent, Stylist Magazine and London Evening Standard.
Devan Rosen is Professor of Emerging Media in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. His research focuses on the social uses of new media, social network analysis, and distributed socio-technical systems.
He has developed social and semantic network-analytic theories and methods for the analysis of dynamic social networks in online environments. His research on decentralized self-organizing systems, Flock Theory, has been featured as the basis for several episodes of the hit CBS show Numb3rs. He is the editor of The Social Media Debate: Unpacking the Social, Psychological, and Cultural Effects of Social Media (Routledge, 2022).
Francesa Sobande is a lecturer in Digital Media Studies at Cardiff University, Wales. Her research has been published in the European Journal of Cultural Studies, Consumption Markets and Culture, European Journal of Marketing, Celebrity Studies, Television & New Media, PPR Progressive Review, Communication, Culture & Critique, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Theory.
She is the author of The Digital Lives of Black Women in Britain (2020), co-editor of To Exist is to Resist: Black Feminism in Europe (2019 ), and co-author with of Black Oot Here: Black Lives in Scotland (forthcoming 2022, Zed/Bloomsbury). She has been featured on Al Jazeera, BBC News, ABC News, CNN, ITV, The Guardian, Quartz, and Times Radio.