School of Transnational Governance

Sally Deffor


Fellowship period:

1 September 2019 - 30 November 2019

Sally Deffor holds a Ph.D. in Digital Media from the University of Central Lancashire (UK), and an MA in Communication for Development from Malmo University (Sweden).

She’s currently Program Director at Internews Network, while continuing to undertake independent research into the topic: media and internet policies and governance: lessons from the EU. Her recent publication, a book chapter titled “Ebola, and the Reimagining of Health Communication in Liberia” is due out in summer 2019.

Dr. Deffor was previously Head of Communications at Contra Nocendi International, Strategic Communications Advisor with The World Bank’s Capacity Building for Results program, Project Coordinator at Open Knowledge International, and Google Policy Fellow 2013, among others. She’s an accomplished editor who has edited for the likes of UNV, UN SGAC, L’Osservatorio, and Plan International.
At the EUI, she will research media and internet policies and governance, with a focus on the lessons from the EU.