Stefanie Duguay is Assistant Professor of Data and Networked Publics in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She earned her PhD in Media and Communications from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, where she was an active member of the Digital Media Research Centre. During this time, she spent a summer as a PhD Intern with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research. She graduated with distinction from the MSc program at the Oxford Internet Institute and she has professional experience working with the Canadian government in the areas of client services and digital strategy. Her research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies in everyday life, with particular attention to gender, sexual identity and social media. This has included studies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) people’s social media use, dating apps, self-presentation, and everyday activism with the use of mixed traditional and digital research methods. Her research and teaching demonstrate an underlying commitment to social justice by fostering inclusive learning spaces and producing research that reveals power relations in sociotechnical systems. Stefanie’s research has been published in: New Media & Society; Social Media + Society; Information, Communication & Society; Disability & Society; and other international, peer-reviewed journals.
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