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Dr Cornelia Reyes Acosta

ReyesAcosta_CorneliaLecturer in Digital Methods

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Cornelia is a Lecturer in Digital Methods and joined the Department of Digital Humanities in December 2016. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, where she worked on the significance of digitally mediated social ties in achieving recognition in the field of cultural and creative production.

Cornelia’s main research interest is in digitally mediated social interaction and social networks. She is particularly interested in tracing the impact of digital technology on personal social relationships and the emergence of trust. To this end, she is particularly interested in understanding affordances of online social networking platforms alongside individuals’ motivation to leverage online tools for building and sustaining meaningful social relationships.

Previous to her academic career, Cornelia worked as a Project Manager for a European Commission funded project on Digital Safety in Luxembourg. She also received extensive training as a journalist, both at Thomson Reuters and the Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation. 

Research Interests and PhD supervision
  • Social Networks Research
  • Digitally mediated social interaction
  • Social Media Affordances
  • Digital sociality
Selected publications
  • The Truth Within – The intricacies of conceptualising digitally mediated social ties (paper manuscript in preparation).
  • A Picture paints a Thousand Words – On the use of hand-drawn network maps to elicit data on digitally mediated social relatedness (paper currently under review).
  • Eliciting data on social relationships: The use of hand-drawn network maps in tracing the perception of digitally mediated social ties. International Review of Social Research, 2016; 6 (4).

Cornelia Reyes Acosta teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Expertise and Public Engagement

Cornelia is an active member of the following research networks:

  • INSNA – International Network for Social Network Analysis
  • BSA – British Sociological Association
  • RNNR – Research Network Network Research 


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