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Francesca Musiani

My name is Francesca Musiani. I am an Italian-born, French resident researcher, recently moved back to Europe after a year in the United States. I am a scholar of Internet governance in a broad sense – in the past few years, I have studied the network of networks through the lenses of information and communication sciences, international law, sociology of innovation, and science & technology studies.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI), MINES ParisTech/CNRS (Paris, France), where I have conducted my doctoral work in socio-economics of innovation between 2008 and 2012. I have been the 2012-13 Yahoo! Fellow in Residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University (Washington, DC) and I’m affiliated with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). I hold MA degrees in organizational communication (University of Padova, Italy) and in international law (United Nations-mandated University for Peace). In France, I am currently involved in ADAM, a research project on distributed architectures and multimedia applications; a project started at Georgetown explores debates concerning the development of a global alternative infrastructure for the Internet (e.g. the alternative DNS debates). Both for my research work and in my free time, I try to be a citizen of the world as much as possible.