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Alessandro Delfanti

Associate Professor
905 569 4335
Office Location:
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PhD, Science and Society, University of Milan
MA, Science Communication, SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies)
DVM, University of Parma

Programs: CCIT and PWC; Graduate Appointment at Faculty of Information

Specialization: Science and Technology Studies; Technology and Labour; Hacking; Political Economy of Communication/Information; Scholarly Publishing


Biohackers. The politics of open science, Pluto Books. «Non-participation in digital media. Toward a framework of mediated political action», Media, Culture & Society. «What dr. Venter did on his holidays», New Genetics and Society. «Open source cancer. Brain scans and the rituality of biodigital data sharing», in The Participatory Condition, University of Minnesota Press. «Hacking hacked!», Science, Technology & Human Values

For a full list of publications and current research projects see


Digital labour, Science and technology studies, Participation and cooperation in digital media, Science communication, Open access publishing, Hacking and digital activism, Political economy of information, Social movements and digital media


Current Courses: 
Digital Cooperation, Journalistic Investigation, Critical Analysis of Media