Dr. Becky Faith

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Online but still falling behind: measuring barriers of limited users

UK, US, and EU internet access statistics show over 95%, 93% and 90% of individuals online respectively. Yet during the Covid-19 pandemic, many children missed out on essential schooling, and people struggled to access government assistance as services shifted online. At first the co-existence of near universal connectivity and [...]

Governmentality Versus Community: The Impact of the COVID Lockdowns

The COVID lockdowns were characterised by new forms of governmentality as lives were disrupted and controlled through the vertical transmission of biopolitics by the state. The paper considers how this was experienced by academics in 11 different countries through analysis of diaries written during the first lockdown. The paper [...]

Digital Poverty in the UK

Against the backdrop of the UK’s biggest cost of living increase in decades, this report explores experiences and drivers of digital poverty in the UK, looking in particular at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows the importance of a dual conception of digital poverty: both as the [...]

Digital Poverty in the UK

As every aspect of life – from job seeking to health care – moves online, digital connectivity is a daily necessity, not a luxury. Against the backdrop of the UK’s worst cost of living crisis in 40 years, discussions about fuel and food poverty are now joined by a [...]

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