Alicia Blum-Ross is a Postdoctoral Research Officer in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She is currently managing the CLRN Preparing for a Digital Future research project, led by Sonia Livingstone and Julian Sefton-Green. Alicia works at the intersection of research and practice in the fields of digital media and learning, parenting, arts education and community engagement, examining the ways in which children and young people and the adults who care for and educate them together create spaces for learning and participation. She has a PhD and MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford, and has since conducted ethnographic research as part of the multi-disciplinary participatory media and design project Bespoke at the Digital World Research Centre at University of Surrey, taught on the Masters courses in Media and Communications at the LSE, and completed a fellowship funded by the Economic and Social Science Research Council, also at the LSE. She received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Alongside her academic research she has worked as a consultant and facilitator evaluating, managing and advising on strategic planning for media, arts and culture-based learning programs for organizations including BAFTA, Into Film and the London Film Festival at the British Film Institute.

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