Anastasia Kavada is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Westminster. Her research focuses on the links between online tools and decentralized organizing practices, democratic decision-making, and the development of solidarity among participants in collective action. Anastasia’s case studies include, among others, the Global Justice Movement, Avaaz, and the Occupy movement. Her work has appeared in a variety of edited books and academic journals, including Media, Culture & Society and Information, Communication & Society. Anastasia is currently undertaking research on the role of the internet in economic justice activism as part of a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. You can find her project blog at digitalprotest.net.