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Dr. L. (Lela) Mosemghvdlishvili

Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid

  • Roetersstraat 11
  • Kamernummer: 4.05
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  • Profile

    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. 

  • Teaching

    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 increase the first-person inquiry in higher education,
    • to foster students' metacognitive skills,
    • to validate assessment forms for reflection and self-reflexivity,
    • to develop experiential learning activities,
    • to bridge contemplative practices and academic learning.

    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. 

    Additional resources 

    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. 

  • Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Articles

    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

    Book chapter

    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

    Other output

    • Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2014). How free and open is Google's Android? An analysis into differences in open-source code development for mobiles. IAMCR: Hyderabad, India (2014, Juli 15 - 2014, July 19).
    • Mangalousi, D. & Mosemghvdlishvili, L. (2014). Arguing for and against the Unitary Patent: a discourse analysis on patent reform in EU. Etmaal van de communicatiewetenschap 2014: Wageningen (2014, februari 3 - 2014, februari 4).
    • Mangalousi, D.& Mosemghvdlishvili, L. (2014). The debate on establishing the Digital Single Market in Europe and its implications for Net Neutrality. IAMCR 2014: Hyderabad, India (2014, Juli 15 - 2014, July 19).
    • Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2013). Understanding the backbone of technology: a conceptual model to research code. ICA Annual Conference: London (2013, June 13 - 2013, June 17).
    • Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2013). An Analytical Model for Analyzing Software Development: linking negotiability of technology with user participation. IAMCR Annual Conference: Durban (2013, July 15 - 2013, July 19).
    • Mosemghvdlishvili, L., & Jansz, J. (2011). Preaching, Negating, and Debating Christianity on YouTube. 61th International Communication Association (ICA) Conference: Boston (2011, mei 26 - 2011, mei 31).
    • Mosemghvdlishvili, L. (2010). Framing and praising Allah on YouTube. 60th International Communication Association (ICA) Conference: Singapore (2010, June 21 - 2010, June 26).

    Doctoral thesis

    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.


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