Dr. danah boyd reminder

Scholars Week Keynote Presentation
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00-8:00 pm, SU Ballroom
“Social Media and a Changing Society”
Q&A with students  4:30-5:30 pm Mass Comm room 149
danah boyd examines social media, youth practices, tensions between public and private, social network sites, and other intersections between technology and society. She helps people understand the obvious and not-so-obvious ways social media has affected how we communicate, relate to others, and live our lives.
She is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
For the last decade, Dr. Boyd has examined how American youth incorporate social media into their daily practices in light of different fears and anxieties that the public has about young people’s engagement with technologies like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and texting. She has examined a plethora of teen issues, ranging from privacy to bullying, racial inequality to sexual identity. Her early findings were published in”Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media.” Her latest book “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” will be available for purchasing and signing. 

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MTSU Professor of Mass Communication
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