Exhibitors and Sponsors AoIR2021

AoIR2021 Independence (online) will be a virtual event.

We are incredibly grateful for our #AoIR2021 Sponsors and Exhibitors! Please make sure to check out the #AoIR2021 specials offered to attendees.


Microsoft Research Logo

Microsoft Research is a long-time sponsor of the Association of Internet Researchers. Researchers at Microsoft work every day to accelerate scientific discovery and deliver technology innovation that empowers every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. They operate across a wide range of scientific and technical disciplines to advance the state of the art, make a substantial impact on the company’s products and services, and benefit society at large. And they do this within an open, diverse and interdisciplinary research culture, powered by the freedom to think big, take risks and try new things. AoIR Nancy Baym book award is named, is Senior Principal Research Manager with the Microsoft Research New England lab. Additionally, many members of the Microsoft Research labs participate in AoIR regularly, and participants in AoIR have benefitted from short-and long-term associations with Microsoft Research.



Bristol University Press

Bristol University Press is a not-for-profit publisher of books for academic and general readers. We’re expanding our programme and would like to hear from authors working on a range of topics, from digital economies to online life and culture. To discuss ideas for your next book, please email paul.stevens@bristol.ac.uk

All of the Bristol University Press and Policy Press books on our virtual AoIR stand will be available at 50% discount for the duration of the conference. Please visit us online here.

MIT Press

The MIT Press is a leading publisher of books and journals on internet studies and research. MIT Press books are known for their intellectual daring and scholarly standards, in partnership with remarkable authors from throughout the global academic community.

MIT Press books featured on our virtual AOIR stand will be available at a special discounted rate during the conference. Please visit us online here.

For enquiries about submitting a book proposal please contact: Justin Kehoe, jkehoe@mit.edu


Polity is an international publisher in the social sciences and humanities, and our list features some of the world’s leading thinkers. We combine the publication of original, cutting-edge work of the highest quality with a systematic programme of textbooks and course books for students and scholars in further and higher education. Many of our books are of interest to a general readership and are widely reviewed and discussed in the media. We are committed to publishing topical books with a critical edge that stimulate public debate about key issues in social, political and cultural life.

AoIR attendees can visit us online here.

Temple University Press

Temple University Press is perhaps best known as a publisher of books in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as books about Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley region. Temple was an early publisher of books in urban studies, housing and labor studies, organizational reform, social service reform, public religion, health care, and cultural studies. It became one of the first university presses to publish in what later became the fields of women’s studies, ethnic studies—including Asian American and Latino studies, as well as African American Studies. Today, it continues in those fields and in newer ones such as disability studies, animal rights, criminology, gender and sexual identity, and sport and society. Temple’s regional list encompasses scholarly books, coffee table books, and books about art, culture, birding, fishing, hiking, sports teams, and the urban and suburban environments.

University of Chicago Press


Established in 1891, the University of Chicago Press is the largest American university press. The Press publishes approximately 280 books a year and has published over 11,000 books since its founding. The Journals Division publishes more than 80 journals; including a wide range of academic disciplines, including the social sciences, the humanities, education, and life and physical sciences.

The University of Chicago Press has set up a special AoIR2021 Virtual Stand for AoIR Members, online here.