A welcome by our Department Head, Johannes Bauer:
“I’d like to welcome Bianca C. (“Bibi”) Reisdorf, who last week arrived in East Lansing to join the Quello Center as a postdoc. Prior to coming the MSU, Bianca worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at Leicester University, UK.
Bianca’s research interests include digital inequalities and policies, Internet use among vulnerable groups, and cross-national comparative studies that apply both qualitative and quantitative methods. She has been involved in the research project “Access Denied: A Qualitative Study of Inadequate Broadband Access in Rural Britain” (http://rural.oii.ox.ac.uk/) and she currently is developing a new study on the consequences of lack of Internet access in prisons for ex-convicts in their rehabilitation process.
Bianca received her D.Phil. degree in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, in 2012, having completed an M.A. in Sociology at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, in 2008. At Oxford, Bianca was part of the team that conducted the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS), which tracked the use and impact of the Internet in Britain from 2003 through 2013.
At the Quello Center, Bianca is playing a key role in the Center’s Network Neutrality Impact Project, and in the development of new projects around issues of digital inequality.
More information at: http://quello.msu.edu/team-details/bianca-reisdorf-quello-post-doctoral-research-fellow/.”
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Media and Information
Associate Director of the Quello Center