Adrienne Massanari is an Associate 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 new media, gaming, digital cultures, design, gender, and ethics. Massanari’s work has appeared in New Media & SocietyFeminist Media Studies, Social Media + SocietyFirst MondayJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

Her book, Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit (Peter Lang, 2015), investigates the platform’s culture and community values and is based on over three years of ethnographic research.

Contact: @hegemonyrules | amass[at]uic.edu | academia.edu profile | CV

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