Andra Siibak - Biography#

Andra Siibak is a Professor of Media Studies and program director of the Media and Communication doctoral program at the Institute of Social Studies, University of Tartu, Estonia. She is also Head of the Board of the Center for the Digital Humanities and Information Society in the University of Tartu.

Her main field of research has to do with the opportunities and risks surrounding internet use, social media usage practices, datafication of childhood, new media audiences and privacy. She has published more than 90 peer reviewed papers in international journals and edited collections on the topics surrounding young people’s practices online; e.g. self-presentation on social media; teacher/parental/sibling mediation of young people’s internet use; privacy strategies and imagined audiences on social media, touch-screen usage of toddlers, digital literacies, generational differences in media use, etc.

Andra has gained international experience while filling different academic positions in a variety of cultural contexts, e.g. been a post-doc in Sweden, guest-researcher in Denmark, Fulbright scholar in the US, and a visiting guest-professor in Italy, Latvia and Lithuania.

Andra has engaged in various international research projects and networks (e.g. EU Kids Online) and acted as expert consultant on Estonia for projects initiated by the European Parliament, European Commission, European Council and OECD. She has been awarded with the Memorial Scholarship of prof. Peeter Tulviste (2020), the Outstanding Young Person of Estonia (TOYP) award (2017), and the Young Scientist Award by the President of Estonia (2015). Andra is a member of the Estonian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS).

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