Silvia Masiero

Associate Professor - Digitalisation
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My research operates within the area of information and communication technology for development (ICT4D), with a focus on the role of digital platforms in socio-economic development processes. I have conducted extensive work on the computerisation of India's main food security programme, the Public Distribution System (PDS), and on the adoption of ICTs in core aspects of the Indian public sphere including elections, rural employment guarantees and programmes of social protection. Two further areas of current research interest of mine are digital identity systems and the adoption of ICTs in contexts of humanitarian emergency, such as the current global refugee crisis.

 

My publications have appeared in scholarly journals such as World Development, Journal of Information Technology, Information Systems Journal, Oxford Development Studies, Information Technology for DevelopmentInformation Technologies and International Development, Information Technology & People, and the Economic and Political Weekly. I act as Senior Editor for the Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries and am on the Editorial Board of Information Technology for Development, for which I also serve as Communications Editor.

 

I am Secretary of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) 9.4 Working Group on the Implications of Information and Digital Technologies for Development, a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), and a member of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D.

 

Most of my research is available on Researchgate, my updates can be followed on Twitter and my PhD thesis titled "Imagining the state through digital technologies: A case of state-level computerisation in the Indian Public Distribution System" (London School of Economics and Political Science, 2014) can be downloaded here. My research can also be found on Google Scholar and an updated CV (August 2022) is available here.

 

 

Publications

  • Masiero, Silvia (2022). Should we still be doing ICT4D research? Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries. ISSN 1681-4835. p. 1–12. doi: 10.1002/isd2.12215.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Buddha, Chakradhar (2021). Data Justice in Digital Social Welfare: A Study of the Rythu Bharosa Scheme. In Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (Ed.), IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISSN 978-82-7368-462-2.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Aaltonen, Aleksi (2021). Assessing Gender Bias in the Information Systems Field: An Analysis of the Impact on Citations. In Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (Ed.), IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISSN 978-82-7368-462-2.
  • Masiero, Silvia; Milan, Stefania & Trere', Emiliano (2021). COVID-19 from the Margins: Crafting a (Cosmopolitan) Theory. Global Media Journal - German Edition (GMJ-DE). ISSN 2196-4807. 11(1).
  • Masiero, Silvia & Arvidsson, Viktor (2021). Degenerative outcomes of digital identity platforms for development. Information Systems Journal. ISSN 1350-1917. 31(6), p. 903–928. doi: 10.1111/isj.12351. Full text in Research Archive
  • Malik, Fareesa; Heeks, Richard; Masiero, Silvia & Nicholson, Brian (2021). Digital labour platforms in Pakistan: Institutional voids and solidarity networks. Information Technology and People. ISSN 0959-3845. doi: 10.1108/ITP-04-2020-0218.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Bailur, Savita (2021). Digital identity for development: The quest for justice and a research agenda. Information Technology for Development. ISSN 0268-1102. 27(1), p. 1–12. doi: 10.1080/02681102.2021.1859669.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Shakthi, S. (2020). Grappling with Aadhaar: Biometrics, Social Identity and the Indian State. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal. ISSN 1960-6060. 23, p. 1–8. doi: 10.4000/samaj.6279.
  • Masiero, Silvia (2020). Biometric infrastructures and the Indian public distribution system. South Asia Multidisciplinary Academic Journal. ISSN 1960-6060. 23, p. 1–22. doi: 10.4000/samaj.6459.

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  • Milan, Stefania; Trere', Emiliano & Masiero, Silvia (2021). COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic invisibilities, policies and resistance in the datafied society. Institute of Network Cultures. ISBN 978-94-92302-72-4. 282 p.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (2021). IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISBN 978-82-7368-462-2. 1018 p.

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  • Masiero, Silvia (2021). Beyond touchscreens: The perils of biometric social welfare in lockdown. In Milan, Stefania (Eds.), COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic invisibilities, policies and resistance in the datafied society. Institute of Network Cultures. ISSN 978-94-92302-72-4. p. 116–119.
  • Milan, Stefania; Trere', Emiliano & Masiero, Silvia (2021). Introduction: COVID-19 seen from the land of otherwise. In Milan, Stefania (Eds.), COVID-19 from the Margins: Pandemic invisibilities, policies and resistance in the datafied society. Institute of Network Cultures. ISSN 978-94-92302-72-4. p. 14–21.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (2021). Resilient ICT4D: Building and Sustaining Our Community in Pandemic Times. In Masiero, Silvia & Nielsen, Petter (Ed.), IFIP 9.4 2021 – 1st Virtual Conference Conference Theme: Resilient ICT4D. Proceedings. Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. ISSN 978-82-7368-462-2.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Bailur, Savita (2021). Data-driven identities. In Sridhar, V. (Eds.), Data-centric Living: Algorithms, Digitization and Regulation. Taylor & Francis. ISSN 978-0-367-53653-4.
  • Masiero, Silvia & Aaltonen, Aleksi (2020). Gender Bias in Information Systems Research: A Literature Review.
  • Masiero, Silvia (2020). COVID-19: What does it mean for digital social protection? Big Data and Society. ISSN 2053-9517. 7(2), p. 1–6. doi: 10.1177/2053951720978995.

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