Best Student Paper

The Best Student Paper award is selected from submissions to the annual Association of Internet Researchers conference. All accepted paper submissions authored entirely by students will be considered for the award. The submissions will be reviewed by a committee composed of members of AoIR.

Winners include:

  • AoIR 2022: Vincent Obia (Birmingham City University ) Matrix of Dependence, Postcolonialism, and Social Media Regulation in an African Context
  • AoIR 2021: Nomy Bitman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Rethinking Visibility, Personalization and Representation: Disability Activism in Social Media
  • AoIR 2020: Ngai Keung Chan (Cornell University) and Chi Kwok (University of Toronto) Guerilla Capitalism and the Platform Economy: Governing Uber in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
  • AoIR 2019: Alice Witt (Queensland University of Technology) A New Black Box Methodology
  • AoIR 2018: David Myles (Université de Montréal)  Anne Goes Rogue for Abortion Rights! Exploring Discursive Materialization Across and Beyond Online Platforms
  • AoIR 2017: Katja Kaufmann (Austrian Academy of Sciences and Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt) Navigating a New Life: Syrian Refugees and Their Smart Phones in Vienna
  • AoIR 2016: Paula Kiel (London School of Economics & Political Science) “The Emerging Practices of the Collective Afterlife: Multimodal Analysis of Websites for Post-mortem Digital Interaction”
  • AoIR 2015: Lillian Boxman-Shabtai (Northwestern) – “User-Generated Parody as Negotiation over Meaning: A Typology of Frame Alignment in Musical Renditions”
  • AoIR 2014: Rodrigo Davies (MIT) – “Three Provocations for Civic Crowdfunding”
  • AoIR 2013: Matthew Crain (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) – “Financial Markets and Online Advertising Demand: Reevaluating the Dotcom Investment Bubble”