Dhiraj Murthy is Reader of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research explores social media, virtual organizations, virtual teams, digital research methods, and big data quantitative analysis. He has authored 39 articles, book chapters, and papers and a book about Twitter, the first on the subject (published by Polity Press). His work on social networking technologies in virtual organization breeding grounds was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Office of CyberInfrastructure and resulted in two edited journal issues and the Collaborative Organizations & Social Media conference. Dhiraj’s work also uniquely explores the potential role of social technologies in diversity and community inclusion.
Dhiraj founded and directed the Social Network Innovation Lab and currently co-directs The Centre for Creative & Social Technologies at Goldsmiths. He is chair of Social Media, Activism, and Organisations (#SMAO15) and a co-chair of Social Media & Society 2016.