Dr. L. (Lela) Mosemghvdlishvili (cum laude MSc., cum laude B.A.) has new media and technology studies background. They obtained a doctoral degree for the manuscript Politics of Mobile Code: Possibilities and Limitations of Writing Software for Smartphones at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. The thesis explored the tension between platform providers and the work of the digital rights and free software activists, paying attention to surveillance practices and resistance to it.
Lela has extensive teaching experience that spans over the past 12 years. They taught, mentored, and supervised theses in the International Bachelor of Communication and Media (IBCoM) at Erasmus University Rotterdam (2010-2017), and at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (2018). Since 2018 Mosemghvdlishvili has been employed as lecturer and course coordinator at the interdisciplinary honors program in Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics (PPLE) at the University of Amsterdam. As of August 1st, 2021, she also holds the position of Academic Skills Coordinator.
At the PPLE college Lela coordinates and teaches two large courses; Research Lab - dedicated to interdisciplinary research methodology, and Interdisciplinary Seminars IV: Societal Challenges. After ten years of working in the field of new media and technologies, Lela decided to direct her efforts solely to being an educator. Their genuine interest lies in contributing to academic teaching with a particular commitment:
To this end, they have designed and continue to work on developing learning activities that employ experiential learning, embodiment, and contemplative practices to enrich the learning process.
Grants and fellowships
(2019) IIS grant for Project-based learning - to develop learning activities for cultivating students' metacognitive skills, namely reflection and self-awareness.
(2021) TLC Education Innovation Grant - to develop learning activities for knowledge sharing among students of different disciplinary backgrounds.
(2021-2023) Education Research Fellow - two-year design-based research intervention for exploring and evaluating contemplative practices for higher education.
The IIS webpage - dedicated to the outcome of the grant for Integrative Seminar IV: Societal Challenges.
A practical handbook for university teachers Meaningful Assessment in Interdisciplinary Education - featuring Dance as Experiential Learning (chapter 13) developed by Mosemghvdlishvili for an elective project Bridging Self and Other through mind and dance.
Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2018). Free your' most open' Android: a comparative discourse analysis on Android. Critical Discourse Studies, 17(1). doi: 10.1080/17405904.2018.1554536
Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2013). Negotiability of technology and its limitations: The politics of App development. Information Communication and Society, 16(10). doi: 10.1080/1369118X.2012.735252
Hofmann, S., & Mosemghvdlishvili, L. (2014). Perceiving spaces through digital augmentation: An exploratory study of navigational augmented reality apps. Mobile Media and Communication, 2(3). doi: 10.1177/2050157914530700
Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2012). Framing and praising Allah on YouTube: Exploring user-created videos about Islam and the motivations for producing them. New Media & Society. doi: 10.1177/1461444812457326
Mosemghvdlishvili, L. (2015). Mobile Internet: Politics of Mobile Code and Networks. In A. Bechmann & S. Lomborg (Eds.), The Ubiquitous Internet: User and Industry Perspectives (Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture) (pp. 171-184). New York: Routledge
L. Mosemghvdlishvili (2021, February 25). The Politics of Mobile Code: Exploring Possibilities and Limitations of the Programmability of Smartphones. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. J.(Jeroen) Jansz & Prof. Dr. P.(Payal) Arora.