Ulises Ali Mejías is Professor of Communication Studies and director of the Institute for Global Engagement at the State University of New York, College at Oswego. He is a media scholar whose work encompasses critical internet studies, network theory and science, philosophy and sociology of technology, and political economy of digital media. He is the author of Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and various articles including ‘Disinformation and the Media: The case of Russia and Ukraine’ in Media, Culture and Society (2017, with N. Vokuev), and ‘Liberation Technology and the Arab Spring: From Utopia to Atopia and Beyond’ in Fibreculture (2012). His latest book is The Costs of Connection (with Nick Couldry, Stanford UP 2019). He is a cofounder of Tierra Común (tierracomun.net) and the Non-aligned Technologies Movement (nonalignedtech.net). From 2021 to 2025 he is a Fulbright Specialist.