Johan Lindquist is Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. Most of his ethnographic research has been conducted in Indonesia, where he has studied migrant lives in an export processing zone, labor recruitment for international migration, and most recently the market for Instagram followers. In the DigID project, Johan will serve as the project’s Ethics advisor and provide guidance for the team to ensure compliance of the project’s research with ethical standards.
Silvia Lips is a researcher in the Information Systems Group at the Department of Software Science, Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), where she successfully defended her PhD in September 2023. Her main area of research is electronic identity (eID), different authentication solutions, and their cross-border applicability. In parallel, she works as an expert at the Estonian Information System Authority (RIA). She is part of the Cooperation Network at the European Commission and takes part in the electronic identity schemes assessment at the European Union level.
Mufunanji Magalasi works as an Associate Professor of drama and development communication at the University of Malawi. He is the Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and Design. Prof. Magalasi has been a visiting scholar at Cornell, Leeds, Dar es Salaam and Eduardo Mondlane Universities. For his Drama and Film (Hon.) and MA degrees, he attaended Wits University in South Africa, and did his PhD on split-site at University of Malawi and the University of West of England. He is author of “Stage Drama in Independent Malawi” (2012) as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles in Drama, Development Communication and Sports and Communication. His research interests lie in the impact of grassroots involvement on sustainable solutions for their own development through communication channels they access.
Dr. Agung Nugroho is a senior lecturer of business administration. He holds a Master's in Management from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, and a Doctoral Degree from the University of Rostock, Germany. His career includes being Dean and Vice-Rector at Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. Currently, he serves as the Director of The College of Communication Science Tarakanita (STARKI). Dr. Nugroho's global impact extends through his roles as a Visiting Professor in Germany and Taiwan and as a coordinator for the DAAD-funded "GIPE - Global Intercultural Project Experience." His research interests encompass Marketing, International Business, consumer behavior, and Entrepreneurship.
Evelyn Ruppert is Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses on how digital technologies such as smart phones, social media platforms, as well as myriad government databases generate enormous volumes of data about the movements, preferences, associations, and activities of people. While providing new sources of knowledge about individuals and populations, she investigates how digital technologies and the data they generate can also powerfully shape and have consequences for who we are and how we are known and governed. Evelyn was Principal Investigator of a five-year European Research Council funded project, Peopling Europe: How data make a people (ARITHMUS; 2014-19).
Mats Utas is professor in Cultural Anthropology at Uppsala University. His research and scholarship focus on conflict and post-conflict situations in West Africa and Somalia. Utas has, since he first visited the country as an undergraduate student in 1992, a long-term research commitment to Sierra Leone. His current research in the country includes a project on postwar gangs and a methodological project focusing on research brokers and their activities during the civil war.