Publications

“It is in collectivities that we find reservoirs of hope and optimism.”

― Angela Y. Davis

Silvia Semenzin

Silvia Semenzin

Digital Sociologist

Complutense University of Madrid

BLOCKCHAIN · DATA JUSTICE · DIGITAL RIGHTS · ALGORITHMIC CULTURE · DIGITAL METHODS

Silvia Semenzin is a post-doctoral researcher in the area of Digital Sociology, with a background in social communication and political science.

Her areas of expertise are digital rights and data justice, and her research looks at how to make the web a fairer and more inclusive environment.

She wrote a PhD dissertation on Blockchain imaginaries in the social sphere, to critically research on new sets of power dynamics and algorithmic discrimination in digitally-mediated contexts. In 2018, she was also the promoter of an Italian campaign asking for a law against the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images.

Nowadays, she collaborates with several human rights organizations and aims at connecting her academic knowledge to grassroots movements and activism.

Automating Trust with the Blockchain? A Critical Investigation of “Blockchain 2.0” Cultures20210805105601