Dr Joanna Redden BA (Carleton) MA (Ryerson) MA (Dalhousie) PhD (Goldsmiths)

Dr Joanna Redden

BA (Carleton) MA (Ryerson) MA (Dalhousie) PhD (Goldsmiths)


School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies

+44 (0)29 2087 4322
0.62a, Bute Building

I am a Lecturer in Media and Communications in the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. My work focuses on the political and social implications of changing digital media practices, particularly in relation to poverty and inequality. Before coming to Cardiff I worked at the University of Calgary and held fellowships at the Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media, Ryerson University and at the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre.

Big Data, Society and Everday Life (MCT562)

My research consolidates my interests in media, politics, governance and activism. My latest project considers how uses of big data are changing governance. I am most interested in how big data is influencing decision-making, policy development, and service provision in relation to social policy. To date work in this area has led to a co-edited book Compromised Data: From Social Media to Big Data (Bloomsbury, 2015), and a chapter in that book which focuses on government uses of big data in Canada.

I am author of The Mediation of Poverty: The News, New Media and Politics (Lexington, 2014) which considers how emerging digital media practices influence poverty coverage and politics in the UK and Canada, as well as chapters in Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest: Between Control and Emancipation (Rowman & Littlefield 2015), Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics (Routledge 2012) and New Media, Old News: Journalism and Democracy in the Digital Age (Sage, 2010).

Research Interests

Big data and governance
Digital Activism
Media and Democracy
Political Communication
Media Power