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Ely Lüthi


Ely Lüthi is PhD Student and Assistant at the Institute of Media and Journalism (IMeG). She is currently also mid-level academic staff representative at USI Senate.

Her PhD research focuses on Swiss digitalisation history and policies, as well as Swiss political economy of communication, while her research interests also include (digital) media history, media management, media cultures, media policy and policy analysis.

At IMeG she is working as a Teaching Assistant for the courses "Audiovisual theory and production", "Classics in Communication", and "Masterclasses with Media Companies" (Bachelor in Communication).

She is currently also Research Assistant for the "Global Media and Internet Concentration Project": this project, funded by Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada) and carried out in collaboration with 40 other countries, is mapping the transformation of media industries (digital and non-digital) between 1984 and 2026, focusing in particular on the level of concentration of these industries and on their owners.

Ely Lüthi has been Visiting Researcher at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada), from February to September 2022. 

She has also been Research Assistant for the project "Digital Federalism. The early history of SWITCH and CSCS Manno (1985-1995)", funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), jointly conducted with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) between October 2018 and February 2020.

She holds a BSc in Communication Sciences (2017) and a MSc in Media Management (2019).

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