Stefanie Duguay completed her PhD with the DMRC in 2017 and is now Assistant Professor of Data and Networked Publics in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada (commencing January 1, 2018). During her doctoral studies, 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 sexual and gender 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. Visit stefanieduguay.com for more details about her research.
- Principal supervisor: Prof. Jean Burgess
- Associate supervisor: Dr Elija Cassidy