Dr Elinor Carmi PhD

Postdoc Research Associate in Digital Culture & Society Communication and Media


Personal Statement

Elinor Carmi is a digital rights advocate, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on deviant media, internet standards, cyber-feminism, software studies, sound studies and internet governance.
In November 2017, Carmi defended her doctoral dissertation (Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths, University of London), titled: “Processing spam: Conducting processed listening and rhythmedia to (re)produce people and territories”, passing without corrections.

Previously, she worked as a Teaching fellow at the Politics & International Relations Department at Royal Holloway. She was a Visiting Lecturer at the Global Media Management M.A. programme at Winchester School of Art and a Visiting Lecturer at the Sound Design B.A. programme at London South Bank University. She was also an Associate Lecturer at the Advertising Department at London College of Communications and at the Media and Communications Department at Goldsmiths. In addition, she was a radio broadcaster, an editor of Trance channels on Israeli television, and has been working for various electronic music labels for almost a decade. In 2013, she published a book based on her M.A. thesis titled TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999 (Resling Publishing).

In addition to her research, Elinor has over seven years experience in organising conferences, workshops and screenings which brought academics, artists and activists together. In all these activities I aim to connect theory and practice. My most recent activities include: “The data mass - Between micro targeting and macro mobilisation” (24/04/2018, Senate House), “Rethinking Politics in Data Times” (2017-2018, Royal Holloway) and “Defending Human Rights in a Digital Age” (Goldsmiths, 21-26/02/2015).

You can find her on Twitter -> @Elinor_Carmi