Adrienne Massanari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining UIC, she was at Loyola University Chicago, and served as the Director for the School of Communication’s Center for Digital Ethics and Policy.
Massanari has a PhD and MA from the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle, and more than 10 years experience as a user researcher, information architect, usability specialist, and consultant in both corporate and educational settings. Her research interests include the social and cultural impacts of new media, gaming, information architecture and user-centered design, youth culture and participatory culture. Massanari’s work has appeared in New Media & Society, First Monday, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Information Technology & Politics.