Center for CMC

People


Research on CMC and social media is carried out by people in various roles and academic disciplines across Indiana University, as well as by scholars affiliated with IU.

Fellows are presently working and/or studying at IU; they include faculty, students, Center staff, and other scholars working at or visiting IU at the present time. Center Fellows represent 11 different units: Anthropology, Business, Communication and Culture, Education, Informatics, Information Science, Instructional Systems Technology, Journalism, Linguistics, Second Language Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Telecommunications.1

Affiliates are CMC scholars who have a connection to IU but are located at other institutions. They include former IU students, former faculty, former visiting scholars, and non-IU scholars who collaborate with Center Fellows. Affiliates are located in 19 countries (Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Wales, and the US) and include a number of internationally-known researchers.

Learn more about our Fellows and Affiliates by following the links below.

Fellows

Center Affiliates

Center Staff


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Muhammad Abdul-Mageed
Assistant Professor of Information Science, University of British Columbia; dual Ph.D. (2015) in Computational Linguistics and Information Science, Indiana University

Research interests: computational linguistics; social media mining; sentiment analysis; computer-mediated discourse analysis; CMC; Arabic
Contact information: muhammad dot mageed at ubc dot ca
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Jannis Androutsopoulos
Professor of German and Media Linguistics, Universität Hamburg, Germany; research collaborator

Research interests: sociolinguistics of CMC; language style; language change; social media; multilingualism; orthography/spelling variation
Contact information: jannis dot androutsopoulos at uni-hamburg dot de
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Jordan Barlow
Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at California State University, Fullerton; Ph.D. (2015) in Information Systems from the Kelly School of Business

Research interests: group collaboration and security behavior in digital settings; CMC and group intelligence; patterns and roles resulting from group communication; effects of CMC on group performance
Contact information: jobarlow at fullerton dot edu
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Erik Bucy
Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication College of Media and Communication, Texas Tech University; former Associate Professor, Department of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Research interests: interactivity theory; media participation; online credibility; computational social science
Contact information: erik dot bucy at ttu dot edu
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Hui-Jung Chang
Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (retired); Visiting Scholar, Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science, Aug. 2006-Jan. 2007

Research interests: network analysis; cross-cultural communication; media use in organizational settings; organizational boundary spanners
Contact information: hj dot chang dot taipei at gmail dot com

Jihyang Choi
Researcher, Communication Research Institute, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea; Ph.D. (2014) from Indiana University in Journalism

Research interests: social media and journalism; information sharing; political communication
Contact information: choi20 at umail dot iu dot edu

Deborah Chung
Associate professor, School of Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky; Ph.D. (2004) from Indiana University in Journalism

Research interests: online news; interactivity; participatory communication; citizen journalism; sociology of news
Contact information: dchung at uky dot edu

Daniel Cunliffe
Reader, Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science, University of South Wales; research collaborator, ILS Ph.D. external committee member

Research interests: use of minority languages in CMC; CMC as a site of language behaviour change; impact of CMC on language maintenance and revitalisation
Contact information: daniel dot cunliffe at southwales dot ac dot uk
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Anupam Das
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Kerala, India; Ph.D. (2010) from Indiana University in Linguistics, minor in Information Science

Research interests: CMC; pragmatics; social networking; interpersonal ties; politeness; feminist discourse; digital advertisements
Contact information: anupamdas at iimk dot ac dot in
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Massimiliano Demata
Assistant Professor of English Language and Translation, University of Bari, Italy; Visiting Fulbright Research Scholar, Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science, January-June 2014

Research interests: CMC; multimodality; political discourse; social media
Contact information: massimiliano dot demata at uniba dot it

Eli Dresner
Associate professor, Departments of Communication and Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel; research collaborator

Research interests: emoticons; pragmatics; language online; medium theory; philosophy of communication
Contact information: dresner at post dot tau dot ac dot il

Lindsay Ems
Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Communication at Butler University; Ph.D. (2015) from Indiana University in the Media School

Research interests: Amish technology use; disenfranchised communities; ethnography; health and wellness; ICT use for empowerment;
Contact information: lems at indiana dot edu
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Tom Erickson
Research Staff Member, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center; research collaborator

Research interests: CVEs; persistent conversation; genre theory; broadcast messaging; social computing
Contact information: snowfall at acm dot org
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Guo Zhang Freeman
Assistant Professor, School of Information Technology, Clemson University; Ph.D. (2015) from Indiana University in Information Science

Research interests: social computing; CMC; HCI; online intimacy; virtual worlds and online games
Contact information: freemago at ucmail dot uc dot edu

Jing Ge
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; research collaborator

Research interests: CMC; computer-mediated discourse; social media analysis; multimodality; Internet-based humour; visuals/graphicons in CMC
Contact information: jingge at berkeley dot edu
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Amy Gonzales
Assistant Professor of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara; former Assistant Professor of Telecommunications, Indiana University

Research interests: CMC and individual identity, social support, and health, especially for people from disadvantaged communities
Contact information: gonzales at comm dot ucsb dot edu
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Anette Grønning
Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Culture, University of Southern Denmark; Visiting Scholar in the School of Library and Information Science (Fall 2004)

Research interests: email interaction; chat; blogging; digital discourse analysis; digital genres; social media
Contact information: ahg at sdu dot dk
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Craig D. Howard
Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology, University of Tennessee Knoxville; Ph.D. (2012) from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology, minor in Information Science

Research interests: instructional communication; instructional design; design of learning environments; higher order thinking; design learning; CMC
Contact information: cdh at umail dot iu dot edu
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Ylva Hård-af-Segerstad
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Information Technology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Visiting Scholar, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University, Fall 2001

Research interests: digital communication media; mobile communication; polymedia; social media; digital methods; ethics
Contact information: hardy at ait dot gu dot se
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Hiromi Ishizaki
Research Engineer at KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc., Japan; Visiting Scholar, School of Information and Library Science (2011-2012)

Research interests: CMC; computer-mediated discourse analysis; user behavior on SNS; social media use in customer relations; Machine Learning
Contact information: ishizaki at kddilabs dot jp

Xinping Jiao
Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Science, National University of Defense Technology, China; Visiting Scholar, Department of Information and Library Science (2015- 2016)

Research interests: sociolinguistics of CMC; political discourse in social media; cultural difference in social media; political discourse; intercultural communication
Contact information: jiao_1 at yeah dot net

Alisa Boguslavskaya Jno-Charles
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College; PhD 2018 in Entrepreneurship in the in the Kelley School of Business

Research interests: social media; new venture communication; signaling and influence of media and community building through social platforms for the purposes of entrepreneurial success
Contact information: abogusla at indiana dot edu
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Sanja Kapidzic
Research associate and Ph.D. student in communication science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Germany; MA (2011) in Telecommunications from Indiana University, Fulbright student researcher at Indiana University (2009-20110)

Research interests: self-presentation; personal branding; publicity practices; public disourse; democratization effects in social media
Contact information: kapidzic at ifkw dot lmu dot de
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Eunseong Kim
Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Eastern Illinois University; M.A. (2002) in Journalism, Ph.D (2006) in Mass Communication from Indiana University

Research interests: social media use in journalism; social media and news audiences; social media and political campaigns; social media and higher education
Contact information: ekim2 at eiu dot edu

Nari Kim
Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Services, University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh; Ph.D. (2009) from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology, minor in CMC and Learning

Research interests: social media & learning; CMDA; learning analytics; big data in education
Contact information: kimn at uwosh dot edu

Hui Li
Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Science, National University of Defense Technology, China; Visiting Scholar, Department of Information and Library Science, Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015

Research interests: second language education; sociolinguistics and CMC; transactional communication in online shopping
Contact information: lihuilisa at nudt dot edu dot cn

Jessica Myrick
Former Assistant Professor in The Media School, Indiana University

Research interests: social media and health communication; health information seeking; media effects; emotions
Contact information: jgmyrick at indiana dot edu
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David Nemer
Assistant Professor of Information Communication Technology in the School of Information Science at the University of Kentucky; Ph.D. (2015) from Indiana University in Informatics

Research interests: international development; new media; community informatics; ICT for Development; science and technology studies; postcolonial STS; human-computer interaction
Contact information: dnemer at umail dot iu dot edu
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Gihan Osman
Assistant Professor of Instructional Design & Technology, The American University in Cairo, Egypt; Ph.D. (2008) in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University

Research interests: blended and online learning; critical thinking and collaborative knowledge construction; organizational change; adoption of technology innovations
Contact information: gosman at aucegypt dot edu
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Siriporn Panyametheekul
Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand; Visiting Scholar, Indiana University, School of Library and Information Science (2001-2002)

Research interests: CMC; pragmatics; semantics; Critical Discourse Analysis; sign language
Contact information: siripornp at g dot swu dot ac dot th

Trena M. Paulus
Professor, Qualitative Research Program, University of Georgia; Ph.D. (2003) from Indiana University in Instructional Systems Technology with a minor in CMC

Research interests: conversation analysis; discourse analysis; discursive psychology; digital tools; qualitative research; online learning
Contact information: tpaulus at uga dot edu
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Lionel Robert
Associate Professor of Information, School of Information, University of Michigan; Ph.D. (2006) from the Kelley School of Business, minor in Social Informatics

Research interests: virtual teams; human-robot teams; CSCW; CMC teams; distributed teams; crowds; team diversity
Contact information: lprobert at umich dot edu
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Lois Scheidt
Instructor in Informatics, School of Informatics and Computer Science

Research interests: adolescence; blogs; social media; gender
Contact information: lscheidt at indiana dot edu
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Bence Ságvári
Research fellow, Head of Social Relations and Network Analysis Research Department at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Center for Social Sciences; Visiting Fulbright Professor (2014-2015) in the Sociology Department at Indiana University

Research interests: online social networks; big data and social sciences; internet use by children and young people
Contact information: bsagvari at indiana dot edu
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Karianne Skovholt
Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Education, Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway; Visiting Scholar (fall 2006) in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University

Research interests: email interaction; emoticons; punctuation; pragmatics; discourse analysis; multimodality; literacy
Contact information: karianne dot skovholt at hbv dot no
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Dieter Stein
Professor Emeritus, English Department, Heinrich-Heine University, Dusseldorf; research collaborator

Research interests: CMC; genres in the Internet; historical linguistics; language and law; open access
Contact information: dstein3 at uni-koeln dot de
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Sharon Stoerger
Director, Information Technology and Informatics Program, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University; Ph.D. (2010) in Information Science from Indiana University

Research interests: CMC; social media; emerging technology; social informatics; education; gender
Contact information: sharon dot stoerger at rutgers dot edu
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Mike Thelwall
Professor and leader of the Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, University of Wolverhampton, UK; Visiting Professor, Department of Information and Library Science (Summer 2012); research collaborator

Research interests: social network communication; sentiment analysis; academic social networks; online scholarly communication; social website communication; social image sharing; Twitter
Contact information: M dot thelwall at wlv dot ac dot uk
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Carmel L. Vaisman
Associate Lecturer, The multidisciplinary program in the humanities and the Cohen institute of history and philosophy of sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel; Visiting Scholar (2011-2012) at Indiana University

Research interests: digital subcultures; digital discourse; digital religion; philosophy of technology
Contact information: carmell at post dot tau dot ac dot il
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Tuija Virtanen
Professor of English Linguistics, Åbo Akademi University, Finland; research collaborator

Research interests: pragmatics of CMC; performativity; self-reference; discourse transformers in text-based CMC; adaptability; genre
Contact information: tuija dot virtanen at abo dot fi
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Daphna Yeshua-Katz
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Ph.D. (2016) from the Media School, Indiana University

Research interests: marginalized online communities; media ethics; stigma and new media use
Contact information: yeshuad at bgu dot ac dot il
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Asta Zelenkauskaite
Assistant Professor of Communication, Department of Communication, Drexel University; Ph.D. (2012) in Telecommunications from Indiana University, minors in Information Science and Linguistics

Research interests: interactivity; cross-platform user interaction; gender representation online; strategic behavior online; non-standard typography
Contact information: az358 at drexel dot edu
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