Monica Barbovschi, Ph.D.

Monica Barbovschi is a PhD student in the field of Sociology of Communication in the Department of Sociology, University of Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her PhD thesis deals with the role of technology for individuals and civil society, with a focus on the replacement / co-existence of traditional mass media with new information technologies and their social and political consequences in Central and Eastern Europe. Other research interests are related to youth & technology, sexuality and the Internet. She is co-editor of the volume “Teenagers’ Actions and Interactions Online in Central and Eastern Europe. Potentials and Empowerment, Risks and Victimization”-(research project "Risks and Effects of Internet Use among Children and Adolescents. The Perspective of Evolution towards the Knowledge Society”, 2007-2008).