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Robin Mansell

Prof. Robin Mansell

Fellow & Editorial Board member

Robin Mansell, FAcSS, FBA, is Professor Emerita of New Media and the Internet in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Her research focuses on media and communications regulation and policy, internet governance, privacy and surveillance, digital platforms, socio-technical features of data and information systems, and the social, political and economic impacts of innovation in digital networks and applications.

She has published numerous books and peer-reviewed papers including Advanced Introduction to Platform Economics (Edward Elgar 2020) and Imagining the Internet (Oxford UP, 2012). 
Professor Mansell received the 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award for Academic Achievement from Simon Fraser University, was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa by the University of Fribourg in 2020 and was recipient of the C. Edwin Baker Award for the Advancement of Scholarship on Media, Markets and Democracy 2020 by the International Communication Association.  She is Secretary of TPRC and past President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.

Areas of expertise

  • Media and Communications regulation and policy
  • Internet governance
  • Privacy and surveillance
  • Digital platforms
  • Data and information