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Anabel Quan-Haase

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Anabel Quan-Haase, Professor

Jointly appointed with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Rogers Chair in Studies in Journalism and New Information Technology
Ph.D Information Studies, University of Toronto

Anabel Quan-Haase is a sociologist who studies social networks and social change. Her interdisciplinary work and teaching focuses on understanding the effects of technology on society. Her current research projects examine how young people use instant messaging, Facebook, mobile phones and other communication tools and what the social consequences are for their social relations, community, and social capital.

Areas of Specialization

  • computer-mediated communication
  • New media and social change
  • Digital activism
  • Social media
  • Social networks
  • Digital social capital
  • Scholarly digital communication
  • Digital humanities
  • Serendipity

Selected Publications

  • Hollingshead, W., Quan-Haase, A., & Blank, G. (2022). Representation and bias in social media research: Quantitative and qualitative approaches to sampling. In A. Quan‐Haase & L. Sloan (Eds.), The handbook of social media research methods (2nd ed.). Sage.
  • Nau, C., McCay-Peet, L., & Quan-Haase, A. (2022). Defining social media and asking social media research questions: How well applies the Swiss army knife metaphor? In A. Quan-Haase & L. Sloan (Eds.), The handbook of social media research methods (2nd ed.). Sage.
  • Hollingshead, W., Quan-Haase, A., & Chen, W. (2022). Ethics and privacy in computational social science: A call for pedagogy. In U. Engel, A. Quan-Haase, L. Lyberg, & X. Liu (Eds.), The handbook of computational social science. Routledge.
  • Harper, M. G., Quan-Haase, A., & Hollingshead, W. (2022). Mobilizing social support: New and transferable digital skills in the era of COVID-19. First Monday, 27(4).
  • Nau, C., Zhang, J., Quan-Haase, A., & Mendes, K. (2022). Vernacular practices in digital feminist activism on twitter: deconstructing affect and emotion in the# MeToo movement. Feminist Media Studies, 1-17.