Department of Digitalization

PhD fellow

E-mail: sp.digi@cbs.dk
Shama Patel

Shama Patel is a PhD candidate in the Department of Digitalization and holds a MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. Her current research explores the emergence of digitally mediated spaces and the entanglement of the social and material in birthing and mobilizing activism and mass movements. Her empirical analysis explicates the nature and organization ofdigitally mediated spaces and their constitutive sociomaterial practices, that emerged through the enactment of the George Floyd video; and an analysis of social justice movements in the United States. Her research innovates digital ethnographic methods in analyzing digitally mediated spaces and community engagement, during events that cause a dramatic rupture in society. As an organizational change consultant, Shama brings over 20 years of experience in facilitating change initiatives at Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial firms and non-profits.

Primary research areas
  • Digital Public Spaces  
  • Digital Identity, Engagement and Activism 
  • Misinformation and Society 
  • Digital Ethnography


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Shama Patel; Ioanna Constantiou / Human Agency in the Propagation of False Information : A Conceptual Framework.
In: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS): A Virtual AIS Conference. Atlanta, GA : Association for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) 2020 (Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems)
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Outside activities

Academic Board Member: United4Information https://united4info.org/

Advisory Board Member: Pravah (Youth Leadership in India) https://www.pravahindia.org/