Shenja van der Graaf

Senior Researcher and Project Leader imec-SMIT

Senior researchers Studies on Media, Information and Telecommunicaton (SMIT) Smart & ICT
  • Current position Senior Researcher and Project Leader imec-SMIT
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Shenja van der Graaf is a senior researcher and project leader at imec-SMIT. She is a researcher at LSE, honorary fellow at MIT Media Lab ID³ Hub, and a Futures of Entertainment fellow.

Her current research is concerned with issues arising from innovations associated with the Future Internet. She is particularly interested in social, urban and organisational transformation and new technologies, and has tended to approach this nexus of issues through several specific lines of inquiry of the integration of new technologies into society; management of technological innovation in firms, cities and communities; (new) media users and ‘cultures of expertise’; mediation of social and economic life, theoretical perspectives; software/code market, legitimate vulnerability, institutional corruption.

Van der Graaf is a graduate of Utrecht University (MA, 1999) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (PhD, 2009). She was a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard) and the Research Center for Information Law (University of St. Gallen), a consulting researcher at Convergence Culture Consortium (MIT), an alumna of the Oxford Internet Institute, and worked as consultant for Hakuhodo in Tokyo.