Hosted by the LSE Department of Media and Communications and International Inequalities Institute.


5.30-7pm: Panel talk + Q&A
7-8pm: Drinks reception (Wolfson Theatre, LSE)


With the increased digitisation of society comes an increased concern about who is left behind. From societal causes to the impact of everyday actions, leading experts will discuss Ellen Helsper's latest book, The Digital Disconnect which explores the relationship between digital and social inequalities, and the lived consequences of digitisation.

Join us for this special panel event and in-person reception with author, Professor Ellen Helsper and invited speakers.

This event will take place as a hybrid event - online via Zoom and in-person at the Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB) at LSE. S

In-person attendance is currently open to LSE staff and students only.

About the speakers and chair

Marta Arretche is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo, Director of the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) and editor of the Brazilian Political Science Review.

Ellen Helsper (@EllenHel) is Professor of Digital Inequalities in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

Karen Mossberger (@KMossberger) is the Frank and June Sackton Professor in the School of Public Affairs in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.

Mike Savage (@MikeSav47032563) is Professor of Sociology in the International Inequalities Institute at LSE. Between 2015 and 2020, he was Director of LSE’s International Inequalities Institute, which hosts the Atlantic Fellows programme, the largest global programme in the world devoted to challenging inequalities.

Bart Cammaerts (Chair) is Professor of Politics and Communication and Head of the Department of Media and Communications at LSE.

More about this event

The Department of Media and Communications (@MediaLSE) is a world-leading centre for education and research in communication and media studies at the heart of LSE’s academic community in central London. The Department is ranked #1 in the UK and #3 globally in the field of media and communications (2021 QS World University Rankings).

The International Inequalities Institute (@LSEInequalities) at LSE brings together experts from many of the School's departments and centres to lead cutting-edge research focused on understanding why inequalities are escalating in numerous arenas across the world, and to develop critical tools to address these challenges.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEMedia.

The Zoom link will be sent to attendees before the event start date.

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The digital disconnect
Date and time
Monday 7 March, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
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