Dr. Elisa Oreglia
Lecturer in Global Digital Cultures
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 7147
Department of Digital Humanities
S1.17, Strand Building
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
Research interests & PhD supervision
Elisa researches the adoption, adaptation and use of digital technologies among different communities in Asia and in the Global South in general. She is interested in the localized socio-technical practices that emerge from technology users who are far from urban centres and advanced economies, as well as the political economy that surrounds technology development and circulation.
She joined the Department of Digital Humanities in January 2018. She holds a PhD in Information Management & Systems from UC Berkeley’s School of Information, and has previously taught at SOAS University of London.
- Digital technology use in the Global South
- Critical approaches to ICT and development
- ICT policies and infrastructural development in the Global South
- Technological innovation in the Global South
- History of Internet and digital technologies in the Global South
Elisa welcomes applications from potential PhD students interested in studying the topics above, especially from an Asian and South-to-South cooperation perspective.
Full research profile
- Oreglia, E. and Srinivasan, J., 2016. ICT, Intermediaries, and the Transformation of Gendered Power Structures. MIS Quarterly, 40(2), pp.501-510. https://www.misq.org/ict-intermediaries-and-the-transformation-of-gendered-power-structures.html
- Burrell, J. and Oreglia, E., 2015. The myth of market price information: mobile phones and the application of economic knowledge in ICTD. Economy and Society, 44(2), pp.271-292. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03085147.2015.1013742
- Oreglia, E., 2013, December. When technology doesn't fit: information sharing practices among farmers in rural China. In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development: Full Papers-Volume 1 (pp. 165-176). ACM. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2516610
- Oreglia, E. and Srinivasan, J., 2016. Intermediaries, Cash Economies, and Technological Change in Myanmar and India. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9x78p9nn#main
Expertise and public engagement
Elisa teaches on different aspects of digital technologies as seen from a global rather than Western-centric perspective, with a focus on critical approaches to human-computer interaction and on research methods.
I am passionate about the communication of research and in making it genuinely accessible, with the explicit goal of enabling researchers and learners of digital humanities to develop anywhere. This continues to include:
- Participating in many documentary projects, including production of multimedia content and expert participation in broadcast media for the BBC, Channel Four, Discovery, History Channel and many others.
- Developing a broad range of public-facing content in the area of digital humanities research, including interactive tours, print and digital media popular publications such as British Archaeology and the Economist.
- Reviewing and editing for funding, tenure, promotion, publication, and policy bodies from the UK and internationally, and been an external examiner for PhD, DPhil and international postgraduate qualifications, and for masters programmes.
- Developing enterprise, impact and public engagement cultures that extend beyond academic institutions, achieving policy, economic, social and cultural benefits.