Member Profiles

Andrew.Nevin5Andrew D. Nevin

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Boston, Department of Sociology
Position: Assistant Professor
Email: andrew.nevin@umb.edu

Research Interests:
I study the social implications of the Internet and technology, including topics of cyber-criminology and online deviance, online communities and relationships, digital inequalities, technology use at work and home, among many others. I teach courses on the sociology of technology, criminology, and research methods. I completed my Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2021.

Recent Publications:

Nevin, Andrew D., Yimin Chen, Anabel Quan-Haase, and Shuzhe Yang. In Press. “Key Considerations in the Interpretation of Digital Trace Data.” In Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (2nd ed). London, UK: Sage.

Nevin, Andrew D. and Scott Schieman. 2021. “Technological Tethering, Digital Natives, and Challenges in the Work-Family Interface.” The Sociological Quarterly 62(1):60-86.

Quan-Haase, Anabel, Andrew D. Nevin, and Veronika Lukacs. 2018. “Romantic Dissolution and Facebook Life: A Typology of Coping Strategies for Breakups.” In Emerald Studies in Media and Communication: CITAMS@30 (Vol 18). UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Nevin, Andrew D. 2017. “Cyber-psychopathy: An Expression of Dark E-Personality.” In Reading Sociology. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Yang, Shuzhe, Anabel Quan-Haase, Andrew D. Nevin, and Yimin Chen. 2017. “The Role of Online Reputation Management, Trolling, and Personality Traits in the Crafting of the Virtual Self on Social Media.” In Handbook of Social Media Research Methods. London, UK: Sage.

 
Other Affiliations:
Internet Research Network
 
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Anabel Quan-Haase

Affiliation: Western University, Department of Sociology
Position: Full Professor
Email: aquan@uwo.ca

Research Interests: The Internet and social media; Social networks; Digital inclusion; Social change; Computer-mediated communication

Recent Publications:

Quan-Haase, A. 2020. Technology and society: Inequality, power, and social networks (3rd ed.). Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Quan-Haase, A., & Tepperman, L. 2018. Real-life sociology. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Elueze, I., & Quan-Haase, A. 2018. “Privacy attitudes and concerns in the digital lives of older adults: Westin’s privacy attitude typology revisited.” American Behavioral Scientist 62(10):1372–91.

Quan-Haase, A., Williams, C., Kicevski, M., Elueze, I., & Wellman, B. 2018. “Dividing the Grey Divide: Deconstructing Myths About Older Adults’ Online Activities, Skills, and Attitudes.” American Behavioral Scientist, 62(9):1207-28.

Sloan, L. & Quan-Haase, A. 2017. The SAGE handbook of social media research methods. London, UK: Sage.

 
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Terry Newman

Affiliation: Concordia University, Department of Sociology
Position: Master’s Student
Email: terry.newman@mail.concordia.ca

Research Interests: Online communication; Political communication; Emergency alert systems; Online: imitation (Tarde); Degradation ceremonies (Garfinkel); Rituals (Durkheim); Moral panics (Cohen)

Current Projects:
“The Effects of Social Media on Representative Democracy” (SSHRC-funded MA Thesis about the 2015 Candidate Controversies)

Recent Publications:

Newman, Terry. 2017. “Towards a Theory of Virtual Sentiments.” The Disestablishmentarian 1(1).

Newman, Terry. 2016. “The Internet & Canadian Politics: Journey into the Absurd.” The Canadian Journal of Communication 41(1):169-175.

 
Other Affiliations:
Member of Heterodox Academy
Teaching Assistant in the Engineering for Society Department at Concordia
Technical Writing for Engineers & The Impact of Technology on Society
 
Other Links:
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Michael Adorjan

Affiliation: University of Calgary, Department of Sociology
Position: Associate Professor
Email: madorjan@ucalgary.ca

Research Interests:
My research and teaching focus on youth and cyber-risk, fear of crime, and perceptions of police. My current research examines perceptions and responses among parents and educators to technology and cyber-risk among children and students respectively. My work has appeared in British Journal of Criminology, Theoretical Criminology, Learning, Media and Technology, The Sociological Quarterly, and Symbolic Interaction. My most recent book, Cyber-risk and Youth (2018), is co-authored by Rosemary Ricciardelli and published by Routledge.

Other Affiliations:
Fellow with the Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong


Mohana Mukherjee

Affiliation: University of Calgary, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: mohana.mukherjee@ucalgary.ca

Research Interests: Adolescent behaviour; Cyber-risk and youths; Communication and media; Social media; Cyber-security; Education and technology

Current Projects:
“Educator Perceptions and Experiences Responding to Students and Online Harm: A Comparative Analysis among Teachers in Calgary, Alberta”

Recent Publications:

Adorjan, Michael, Rosemary Ricciardelli, and Mohana Mukherjee. 2019. “Cyber-risk and restorative practice in school.” In Justice Alternatives. New York: Routledge.

 
Other Affiliations:
Research and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology, University of Calgary
 
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Monica Pauls

Affiliation: University of Calgary, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: monica.pauls2@ucalgary.ca

Research Interests: Youth social movements; Youth empowerment; Online activism; Social constructionism; Social change; Research methods

Current Projects:
The purpose of my doctoral research is to explore how technology has impacted youth social movements, with a specific focus on claims-making and the production of meaning, and to learn how young people perceive their own participation in digital activism. I am employing ethnographic content analysis to examine the online Twitter content of three youth-led social movements, as well as conducting individual interviews with youth activists.

Other Affiliations:
I am also an Associate Professor in Child and Youth Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, AB. I teach predominantly in the areas of research methods, program design and evaluation, systems and social policy, and community development. Contact email: mpauls@mtroyal.ca


Andrey Kasimov

Affiliation: McMaster University, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Email: kasimoa@mcmaster.ca

Research Interests:
I’m interested in the application of sociological theory and research methods to virtual contexts and the Internet as sources of information and communication. I am primarily concerned with the social implications of information technologies, new social networks, virtual communities and ways of interaction that have arisen in cyberspace.

Current Projects:
My current research focuses on the intersection between information technologies and social movements. Specifically, how online spaces are used by radical groups to preserve and disseminate contested ideas and recruit/mobilize members. I’m also engaged in research on how virtual manhood acts are deployed to constrain women’s agency on live video streaming platforms (i.e., Twitch).


Molly-Gloria Harper

Affiliation: Western University, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: mharpe22@uwo.ca

Research Interests: Cyberbullying; Social and digital media; Youth/young adults, Digital forms of self-presentation; Deviance; Criminology

Current Projects:
My current research focuses on cyberbullying among young adults at the post-secondary level. In addition to my Ph.D. research, I am working alongside Dr. Anabel Quan-Haase and Dr. Barry Wellman to investigate the role of digital media in the lives of networked individuals.

Other Affiliations:
At Western, I am the current editor-in-chief of the sociology department graduate journal, the Journal for Social Thought.


Erin Ratelle

Affiliation: University of Alberta, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: ratelle@ualberta.ca

Research Interests:
My research interests include the intersections between sport, physical activity, health, and technology from sociocultural perspectives. My current projects include Falls Prevention in Long Term Care using Wearables, COVID-19 Tracking using Bluetooth Technologies, and Algorithmic Bias in Fitness Self-Tracking Applications.

Other Affiliations:
Research Assistant for the Sault Ste. Marie Academic Medical Association
Teaching Assistant for the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta
Know Thyself as Virtual Reality


Mike Zajko

Affiliation: University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus, Department of History & Sociology
Position: Assistant Professor
Email: mike.zajko@ubc.ca

Research Interests: Internet & telecom policy; Surveillance studies; Artificial intelligence

Recent Publications:

Zajko, Mike. 2021. Telecom Tensions: Internet Service Providers and Public Policy in Canada. McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Zajko, Mike. 2021. “Conservative AI and Social Inequality: Conceptualizing Alternatives to Bias through Social Theory.” AI & Society.

Zajko, Mike. 2018. “Internet Service Providers as Privacy Custodians.” Canadian Journal of Law and Society 33(3):401-23.

Zajko, Mike. 2018. “Security against Surveillance: IT Security as Resistance to Pervasive Surveillance.” Surveillance & Society 16(1):39-52.

Zajko, Mike. 2016. “Telecom Responsibilization: Internet Governance, Surveillance, and New Roles for Intermediaries.” Canadian Journal of Communication 41(1):75-93.

 
Other Links:
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William Hollingshead

Affiliation: Western University, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: whollin@uwo.ca

Research Interests: Political discourse on social media; Online social movements; Imagined communities; Social media research methods

Recent Publications:

Hollingshead, William, Anabel Quan-Haase, and Wenhong Chen. 2021. “Ethics and Privacy in Computational Social Science: A Call for Pedagogy.” In U. Engel, A. Quan-Haase, S.X. Liu, and L.E. Lyberg (eds.), Handbook of Computational Social Science (Vol 1). New York: Routledge.

 


Jinman Zhang

Affiliation: Western University, Faculty of Information & Media Studies
Position: Ph.D. Student
Email: jzha483@uwo.ca

Research Interests: Social media; Digital feminist activism; Affect; Emotion

Current Projects:
My current project centers around social media and digital feminist activism, with a focus on the role of affect and emotion in digital feminist campaigns in the context of China.

Recent Publications:

Zhang, Jinman and Nadia Caidi. 2021. “The Sensitive Period, Big Vs, and the Diaspora: A Brief Account of #MeToo in China.” Pp. 224–232 in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety ’19). New York: Association for Computing Machinery.

 


Kaitlynn Mendes

Affiliation: Western University, Department of Sociology
Position: Associate Professor
Email: kaitlynn.mendes@uwo.ca

Research Interests:
I am interested in the way people use digital technologies for both facilitating and combatting sexual violence, misogyny, and rape culture. Recently, this has included young people in school settings.

Recent Publications:

Quan-Haase, A., Mendes, K., Ho, D., Lake, O., Nau, C., & Pieber, D. (2021). Mapping #MeToo: A synthesis review of digital feminist research across social media platforms. New Media & Society.

Loney-Howes, R., Mendes, K., Fernández Romero, D., Fileborn, B., & Núñez Puente, S. (2021). Footprints of #MeToo, Feminist Media Studies.

Dey, A. & Mendes, K. (2021). ‘It started with this one post’: #MeToo, India and Higher Education. Journal of Gender Studies.

Mendes, K., Ringrose, J, & Keller, J. (2019). Digital Feminist Activism: Women and Girls Fight Back Against Rape Culture. Oxford University Press.

Mendes, K., Keller, J., and Ringrose, J. (2019). Digitized Narratives of Sexual Violence: A case study of #BeenRapedNeverReported and Who Needs Feminism? New Media & Society, 21(6), 1290-1310.

 
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Nanditha Narayanamoorthy

Affiliation: York University, Department of Humanities
Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Email: nanditha@yorku.ca

Research Interests:
I am a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Department of Humanities at York University, Toronto, Canada. My research employs critical discourse and network analysis to explore feminist and queer digital collectivities and counterpublics through digital protest in the Global South. I also study polarization, hate speech, and radicalization on social media platforms in the Global South.

Recent Publications:

Nanditha, Narayanamoorthy. 2020. “#MeTooIndia: Rethinking Inclusivity and Intersectional Design in Digital Feminist Movements.” Feminist Media Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2021.1913432.

Nanditha, Narayanamoorthy. 2020. “Digital Queer: Tracing the Digital Discourse around Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.” Digital Studies/Le champ Numérique 10(1):1-19.

Nanditha, Narayanamoorthy. 2016. “It’s Official: Maori – The Indigenous Official Language of New Zealand.” Confetti, A World Literatures and Cultures Journal 2:98-108.

 
Other Affiliations:
Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/HCHN), Canadian Sociological Association (CSA), Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), International Association of Media and Communication (IAMCR), York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR), York Sensorium, Global Outlook::Digital Humanities.
 
Other Links:
Personal Website
Twitter
LinkedIn


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