Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Social Communication
Ph.D. in Sociology of Media and Information Technology
MA in Social Research
BSc in Social & Cultural Studies
Monika Halkort's research explores the social life of data and focuses in particular on the relationship between digital infrastructures and political claim making in the context of social struggle and humanitarian governance. Her most recent work examines the bio politics of digital circulation in post conflict situations and how they facilitate and/or undermine struggles for political autonomy and self-determination among stateless populations and disenfranchised groups. The main geographic focus of her work is the Arab World.
Prior to her academic career Monika Halkort has worked as a broadcast journalist in Austria, Germany and the USA, producing award-winning radio and television documentaries for Public and Private Networks. Since the late 1990s, her media work has included web broadcasting, multi-screen video installations, and database driven narratives.