Member Profiles

Andrew.Nevin5Andrew D. Nevin

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Department of Sociology
Position: Ph.D. Candidate
Email: andrew.nevin@mail.utoronto.ca

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 inequality, technology use at work and home, among many others. I teach a course on the “Sociology of Technology” at the University of Toronto as an introduction to this emerging area of research.

Relevant Publications:

Nevin, Andrew D. and Scott Schieman. 2020. “Technological Tethering, Digital Natives, and Challenges in the Work-Family Interface.” The Sociological Quarterly.

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

Other Links:
Twitter
Academia.edu
Google Scholar


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), 1372–1391.

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), 1207-1228.

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), and more.

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

Other Links:
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Researchgate.net


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. Candidate
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 PhD 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.