Gregory Asmolov‘s research focuses on how information technologies, specifically social media and crowdsourcing platforms, constitute the role of individual users and crowds in crisis situations. His current project titled Participatory Warfare: the Role of ICTs in Modern Conflicts explores how Information and communications technologies (ICTs) change the everyday lives of users who are located far from conflict zones, and how ICTs contribute to user participation in warfare.
Gregory started his career as a journalist. He has worked as a Middle East correspondent for Russian newspapers Kommersant and Novaya Gazeta. He has consulted on media development and social media projects for The World Bank and Internews Network. In 2010 Gregory co-founded a “Help Map” – a crowdsourcing platform used to coordinate assistance to victims of wildfires in Russia. He holds an MA in Global Communication from George Washington University, and PhD in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).