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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, radio and TV broadcasting, media convergence as well as digital communication.

She is currently Visiting Researcher at the School of Journalism and Communication, Faculty of Public Affairs, Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). 

At IMeG she is working as a Teaching Assistant for the courses Audio-visual Theory and Production and Cinema and audio-visual production (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 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) and ended in February 2020.

She holds a BSc in Communication Sciences (2017) and a MSc in Media Management (2019), both obtained at USI.