Dr. Elinor Carmi is a digital rights advocate, feminist, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on internet standards, digital literacy, sound studies and internet governance. Her second monograph will be out in March 2020 titled “Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media“, on Peter Lang.
Elinor is a Postdoc Research Associate at Liverpool University, UK, working on several ESRC and AHRC projects and part of the Nuffield Foundation funded project “Me and My Big Data: Developing UK Citizens Data Literacies”. In addition, Carmi is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS) digital skills and inclusion research working group.
For the past decade Carmi has been organising events around data politics, digital rights and digital literacy. In 2019, she has organised the Digital Inclusion Policy and Research Conference (DIPRC), and will organise the next edition in 2020. Furthermore, together with Professor Simeon Yates she has been the academic research collaborator of the Digital Leaders network.
Moreover, Elinor is the Communication Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). In February 2020 she was invited to give evidence on Digital Literacy for the House of Lords’ Committee on Democracy and Digital Technologies, at the British Parliament in London UK.
Before academia, Elinor worked in the electronic dance music industry for various labels. She was also a journalist writing on night life and electronic dance music for Time-Out Tel Aviv, was a radio broadcaster and a music television editor for almost a decade. In 2013, she published a book about the Israeli Psytrance culture titled “TranceMission: The Psytrance Culture in Israel 1989-1999” (Resling Publishing). She also published an accompanying booklit called The Flyer Memoir, which curated Israeli Psytrance party flyers from 1989-1999.