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The first of DATACTIVE’S PhD students to cross the finish line, Niels ten Oever, has received the Honorable Mention for his dissertation “Wired Norms: Inscription, Resistance, and Subversion in the Governance of the Internet Infrastructure” by the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) as part of the 2021 Dissertation Award.

The Committee report reads:   “Dr. ten Oever’s dissertation also tackles a pressing issue. It is strong in both theory and methods and offers a critical perspective to internet governance.”
It is a truly awesome accomplishment especially because Niels’ work is not exactly at the core of the AoIR research agenda—but the cutting-edge nature of his work couldn’t be ignored!