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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Duaa Abu-Elhij'a-Mahajna
Ph.D. student in Linguistics, minor in Information Science

Research interests: Arabic; CMC; CMDA; dialects; gender; language contact; social media; sociolinguistics
Contact information: dabuelhi at umail dot iu dot edu
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Will Allendorfer
Ph.D. student in Second Language Studies, minor in Computer-Mediated Communication

Research interests: CMC, pragmatics, second language writing, language acquisition, language pedagogy, TESOL
Contact information: wallendo at indiana dot edu

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
Professor and Chair, Department of Second Language Studies

Research interests: pragmatics; student email discourse; second language acquisition
Contact information: bardovi at indiana dot edu

Curtis Bonk
Professor of Education

Research interests: collaborative and emerging educational technologies
Contact information: cjbonk at indiana dot edu
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Elli Bourlai
Ph.D. student in Information Science, minor in Computational Linguistics

Research interests: computer-mediated discourse; database design; historical trends; gender; multimodality
Contact information: ebourlai at umail dot iu dot edu
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Wei-Chu Chen
Ph.D. student in Information Science

Research interests: social networks; CMC; scholarly communication; social informatics
Contact information: chen273 at umail dot iu dot edu

Jason Yi-An Chen
Ph.D. student in Linguistics

Research interests: CMC; code-switching in CMC; metalinguistic discourse; online discourse; multimodality
Contact information: yc65 at indiana dot edu

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

Brad Demarest
Ph.D. student in Information Science, minor in Computational Linguistics

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

Alan Dennis
Professor of Information Systems and John T. Chambers Chair of Internet Systems

Research interests: collaboration technologies; knowledge management; data communications; the Internet
Contact information: ardennis at indiana dot edu
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Pnina Fichman
Professor, Department of Information and Library Science

Research interests: ICTs and cultural diversity; group process and outcomes; online trolling and other deviant behaviors; virtual teams; online communities and crowds
Contact information: fichman at indiana dot edu
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J. César Félix-Brasdefer
Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics; Adjunct Associate Professor of Linguistics; Adjunct Associate Professor of Second Language Studies

Research interests: CMC; pragmatics; student email discourse; second language acquisition
Contact information: cfelixbr at indiana dot edu
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Ilana Gershon
Associate Professor of Anthropology

Research interests: disconnecting over new media; the role of new media in hiring; the newness of new media; standardization; science and technology studies; ethnography of media
Contact information: igershon at indiana dot edu
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Mary Gray
Associate Professor in the Media School; Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender Studies; Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research, New England

Research interests: everyday uses of technologies; media and LGBTQ youth; crowd work; digital labor; ethnography
Contact information: mlg at indiana dot edu
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Brent Hale
Ph.D. student in the Media School

Research interests: social psychology; discourse analysis; visual communication; health communication; political communication; commenting
Contact information: brjhale at umail dot iu dot edu
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Noriko Hara
Professor of Information Science

Research interests: online knowledge collaboration and collective behaviors in computer-mediated environments; scientific knowledge and social media
Contact information: nhara at indiana dot edu
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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
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Danielle Kilgo
Assistant Professor of Journalism, the Media School

Research interests: social justice; social movements; crisis; virality; media production; media representation; media effects; emotion
Contact information: dkilgo at iu dot edu
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Inna Kouper
Research Scientist, Assistant Director, Data to Insight Center, Indiana University; Ph.D. (2011) from IU in Information Science

Research interests: cyberinfrastructure; digital discourses; critical theory; science history and communication; knowledge production and dissemination
Contact information: inkouper at indiana dot edu
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Jessica Lester
Associate Professor of Inquiry Methodology, School of Education

Research interests: asynchronous discussions; conversation analysis; discourse analysis; discursive psychology
Contact information: jnlester at indiana dot edu
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Xiaozhong Liu
Assistant Professor of Information Science

Research interests: social media mining; data analytics; natural language processing; information retrieval
Contact information: liu237 at indiana dot edu
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Holly Lopez Long
Assistant to the Director; Ph.D. student in Information Science

Research interests: CMC; discourse analysis; multimodality; channel mixing and switching; artificial intelligence
Contact information: hdlopezl

Fernando Maestre
Ph.D. student in Informatics

Research interests: online social support; stigma; HIV; HCI; health
Contact information: jmaestre
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Filippo Menczer
Professor of Informatics

Research interests: web science; network science; computational social science; social media; data science; online diffusion of information and misinformation
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Zihang Shao
Ph.D. student in Instructional Systems Technology, minor in Information Science

Research interests: technology-enhanced learning solutions
Contact information: zihshao at indiana dot edu

Yijun Shi
Visiting scholar in Information Science

Research interests: CMC; discourse analysis; gender; socioinguistics; social networking platforms; mobile communication
Contact information: yijshi at iu dot edu

Patrick Shih
Assistant Professor of Informatics

Research interests: human-computer interaction; computer-supported cooperative work; social computing; ubiquitous computing; human computation; community informatics; creativity and design
Contact information: patshih at indiana dot edu
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Younei Soe
Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Information and Library Science; Ph.D. in Mass Communication (2012) from Indiana University

Research interests: communication and technology; media and politics; qualitative internet research; human-computer interaction; design and engagement with technology in everyday life
Contact information: ysoe at indiana dot edu
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Ying Tang
Visiting Scholar, Department of Information and Library Science

Research interests: CMC; social media; information seeking and use; online communities; learning in mediated environments
Contact information: yt11 at iu dot edu
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Shuo Tang
Ph.D. student in Journalism in the Media School

Research interests: social media; computer-mediated communication; political communication; journalism; political participation; China; cross-national study
Contact information: shuotang at iu dot edu

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

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

JT Wolohan
Ph.D. student in Information Science, minor in Computational Linguistics

Research interests: virtual communities; discourse analysis; identity; framing; machine learning
Contact information: jwolohan at indiana dot edu
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Sung-Un Yang
Associate Professor of Journalism, The Media School

Research interests: Social media strategies for strategic communication management; authenticity; online reputation of organizations; stakeholder engagement in social media; stakeholder-organization relationship cultivation on social media
Contact information: yang223 at indiana dot edu
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Chenwei Zhang
Ph.D. student in Information Science

Research interests: social media mining; information retrieval; social network analysis; scholarly communication
Contact information: zhang334 at indiana dot edu

Meina Zhu
Ph.D. student in Instructional Systems Technology (IST), minor in Human-Computer Interaction Design

Research interests: CMC; CMDA; social media; online interaction; HCI
Contact information: meinzhu at umail dot iu doc edu

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