Maxi is is currently a PhD student in the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His PhD project investigates information and communications technologies (ICT) and social media use among adolescents and young adults. With the aid of Subjective Evidence Based Ethnography (SEBE) he seeks to document both basic behaviours and habits connected to the everyday use of smartphones and other devices.
The first strand of his research looks at the influence of social media use on the development and the perception of individual identity. The second strand examines the way in which users ‘domesticate’, i.e. adopt and integrate their ICT devices into their daily routines. The third and final strand revolves around strategical-decisions about the use of time and the direction of attention ICT users make in their daily lives, and the underlying motivations for these decisions.
Maxi holds an LSE PhD Studentship, an MSc in Social and Cultural Psychology from the LSE, an MA in International Relations from Jacobs University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Bremen