Sandra Smeltzer

With a background in Anthropology, International Development, and Political Economy of Communication, Dr. Smeltzer’s primary areas of research and publication include development communication (ICT4D), alternative media practices, civil society resistance, and digital divide issues, particularly within the Malaysian and broader Southeast Asian context. She has also published on environmental communication, gender and NGO work in East Africa, and critical media studies pedagogy. Recent research has delved into the political uses of social networking sites in restricted media environments; a SSHRC-funded project to examine Southeast Asian civil society resistance; and ‘knowledge workers’ in Southeast Asia. She is a member of the Digital Labour Group.

E-mail: ssmeltze AT uwo.ca