Divina Frau-Meigs

Divina Frau-Meigs is a professor of media and information and communications technology sociology at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France.

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Divina Frau-Meigs is a professor of media and information and communications technology sociology at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France. She holds several degrees from the Sorbonne University, Stanford University and the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.

She is a specialist in cultural diversity, internet governance, and media and information literacy, as well as a researcher in the media uses and practices of young people. She holds the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chair “Savoir-devenir in sustainable digital development.” She is the coordinator of the French National Agency Project TRANSLIT, which looks at the convergence between media and digital literacies.

She is responsible for the implementation of the European project ECO, within the framework program “Competitiveness and Innovation,” which aims to produce MOOCs (massive open online courses), in particular to provide training in the fundamentals of digital humanities. She is an expert with the European Union, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and a number of governments and institutions. She represents civil society interests (academia and research) in the Internet Governance Forum and in other global arenas.