Dr Maryam Esfandiari
Maryam is a research assistant at the Anti-Bullying Centre at Dublin City University, working on the “Apps for Good” project. She obtained her Ph.D. in Journalism and Communication from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Her Ph.D. thesis addressed the social phenomenon of Sharenting among Iranian parents in relation to online privacy literacy and cultural values. She also completed her MA in journalism at Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran. Iran. Her research interests primarily focus on children’s online safety, cyberbullying, and online activism. Studying in a different academic environment provides an opportunity for her to become familiar with non-Western research contexts. She also has publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Global Media and Communication.