about me

imag1953_1_1_1_1Dr. Svitlana Matviyenko is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) at the University of Western Ontario (Canada) where she has been teaching political economy of information, social and mobile media. She researches psychology of users’ interaction with the web to theorize the networking drive, user complicity and practices of resistance. Her publications include The Imaginary App (co-edited with Paul D. Miller, MIT Press, 2014) as well as articles in journals such as (Re)Turn: A Journal of Lacanian Studies, The Harvard Journal of Ukrainian Studies, and The Fibreculture Journal and others. In Fall 2016, Dr. Matviyenko conducted a field research in Ukraine and Georgia for the book Cyber Wars and Revolutions (with Dr. Nick Dyer-Witheford) that discusses the effects of the personalized web on the strategies and tactics of information and cyber warfare, its impact on public mobilization, revolutions and proxy wars.