I am Assistant Professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Director of
the Minnesota Journalism Center. My research looks at how tech and digital media is transforming
information and journalism cultures and organizations. I use qualitative methods and use hybrid
methodologies and theories at the intersection of the sociology of work and organizations, media
management, and journalism studies. Some areas of current research include: 1) Media innovation,
business models and engagement; 2) Platforms, professional identity and digital work; and 3) Social
media, including misinformation and user-generated content.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • B.A.: Sociology, McGill University, , 2004 -
  • M.Sc.: Sociology, Université de Montréal, , 2007 -
  • Ph.D.: Sociology, City University London, , 2013 -


  • Social media
  • Journalism Studies
  • media management
  • identity
  • Audience engagement
  • Technology and Innovation Management