Lela Mosemghvdlishvili (1982) is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department of Media & Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is also member of the Graduate School PhD council.
She teaches various courses to students of the International Bachelor Programme Communication and Media (IBCoM). Apart from teaching Lela dedicates time to her PhD research Getting 'smarter', having 'smarter' phones, which explores how smartphones develop from the perspective of the social shaping of technology and the critical theory of technology.
In 2004 Lela graduated (cum laude) from Tbilisi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. She has held several positions in media production companies, such as being the producer of youth educational TV program Zoom and later a presenter of a live show Good Morning, Georgia.
After moving to the Netherlands she expanded her interests from journalism to media studies and graduated (cum laude) from University of Amsterdam with a MSc degree in Communication Studies. Her master thesis Framing and Praising Allah on YouTube studied how Islam was framed in self-produced YouTube videos and what motivated users in various countries to videoblog about this religion.
Between 2008-2010 Lela worked as an analyst in TCM (Technology, Communication and Media) practice at the multinational executive search firm Spencer Stuart in Amsterdam.
Apart from her mother language Georgian, Lela is fluent in Russian and English. Her extracurricular interests include poetry, contemporary dance and documentary photography.