Center for CMC


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.


Center Affiliates

Center Staff

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Ashley Dainas
Assistant to the Director; Ph.D. student in Information Science, minor in Computational Linguistics

Research interests: multimodal CMC; CMDA; social media; pragmatics; reaction GIFs; internet memes

Contact information: ardainas at umail dot iu dot edu

Susan C. Herring
Director; Professor of Information Science, Adjunct Professor of Linguistics

Research interests: CMC; CMDA; language; discourse; pragmatics; sociolinguistics; gender; culture; multimodality; multilingualism; content analysis; CMC methodologies; robot-mediated communication
Contact information: herring at indiana dot edu

Andrew Tsou
Website Manager; Ph.D. student in Information Science

Research interests: CMC; scholarly communication
Contact information: atsou at indiana dot edu

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