About me

Hi! I’m Elinor Carmi, originally from Tel Aviv, but now live, teach, play, write, think, imagine, dance, and try to find something proper to eat in London.

I’m a digital rights advocate, feminist, researcher and journalist who has been working, writing and teaching on deviant media, internet standards, (cyber)feminism, sound studies, digital literacies and internet governance. My second monograph will be out in early 2020 titled “Media Distortions: Understanding the Power Behind Spam, Noise, and Other Deviant Media“, published on Digital Formation, Steve Jones’ series at Peter Lang publishing.

Currently I am a Postdoc Research Associate in digital culture and society, at the Communication and Media Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool University, UK. I work with Professor Simeon Yates on several projects:

  • Me and my big data: developing citizens’ data literacies” Nuffield Foundation project.
  • “Ways of Being Digital” The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project.
  • “Beyond the multiplex” The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project.

I’ve recently co-edited a special issue together with Professor Aram Sinnreich – Sonic Publics – on the International Journal of Communication. At the moment I’m working on two other special issues: for Theory, Culture & Society together with Brittany Paris about ‘Redesigning Time‘, and for the Internet Policy Review together with Simeon Yates about ‘what digital literacy mean today‘.

Before academia, I worked in the electronic dance music industry, was a radio broadcaster and music television editor. I also wrote a book about the Israeli Psytrance culture, called TranceMission in 2013.