Exhibitors and Sponsors for AoIR2020

AoIR2020 life (online) will be a completely new experience for members, speakers, and our exhibitors. We are incredibly grateful for our #AoIR2020 exhibitors! Please make sure to check out the #AoIR2020 specials offered to attendees as well as the times when you can meet with our Participating Partners during the event.


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Microsoft Research is a long-time sponsor of the Association of Internet Researchers. Microsoft Research is an interdisciplinary research institute bringing together scholars from a range of backgrounds, including computer scientists with expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning, sociologists and economists with expertise in the relationships between human behavior and computer technology platforms and systems, and information science specialists and experts in the biomedical sciences. Microsoft Research maintains a vibrant research community as it hosts short and long-term visitors from around the world through postdoctoral fellowships, workshops, invited seminars, and other activities. AoIR co-founder Nancy Baym, for whom the AoIR Nancy Baym book award is named, is Senior Principal Researcher with the Microsoft Research New England lab, and #AoIR2020 keynote speaker, Kate Crawford with the Microsoft Research NYC 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. As part of our new ‘science, technology and society’ list we’re interested in a range of issues around digital cultures and economies. 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 are available with 50% discount for the duration of the conference. Use code AOIR20 at the check-out at bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/aoir-2020

Bristol University Press will be available live at #AoIR2020:
28 October 2020, 15:00 UTC, A book launch for Slow Computing: Why we need balanced digital lives by Rob Kitchin and Alistair Fraser
Location: AoIR2020 Town in the Library Bar

29 October 2020, 14:00 UTC, Senior Editor Paul Stevens will introduce Bristol University Press’s ‘science, technology and society’ list, focusing on the steps from proposal submission through to publication and beyond.
Location: AoIR2020 Town in the Library Bar

Emerald Publishing

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Emerald is a global learning organisation, based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, with a presence in 130 countries worldwide. Founded in 1967, Emerald’s core purpose has always been to champion fresh thinkers and help those in academia or in practice work together to bring positive change in the real world. Emerald Publishes journals and books on a range of related topics, including open access content. Check out the latest research, author blogs and publishing opportunities here.

Emerald Publishing will be available live at #AoIR2020:
27 October 2020, 14:00 UTC, A book launch for Jakob Linaa Jensen’s The Medieval Internet
Location: AoIR2020 Town in the Library Bar

28 October 2020, 05:00 UTC, A discussion of “Ethics, Society and the Internet” by Charles Ess and Simon Rogerson
Location: AoIR2020 Town in the Library Bar


MIT Press

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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.

Please visit our specially curated landing page for #AoIR2020 to browse new and forthcoming titles: https://mitpress.mit.edu/campaign/mit-press-aoir-2020

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.

Please see this link to the 2020 media, communication & cultural studies catalogue: https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/87448/spread/1

Browse the polity 2020 media studies catalogue for our new and recent titles and get 20% off with promo code AOIR2 when ordering books at https://politybooks.com/. The code is valid until 31 December 2020 on all paperbacks featured in the catalogue.

University of Chicago Press

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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 is happy to share is the list of books that would have filled our booth at AoIR. All are available to you at the meeting discount of 20% off list plus free shipping. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/virtualCatalog/vc93.html