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Anabel Quan-Haase

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Anabel Quan-Haase, Professor

Joint appointed with the Faculty of Information and Media Studies

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Recent Activities

Aug. 12 presented Zhang, Quan-Haase, Williams, Kicevski, and Elueze, " Dividing the Grey Divide: Deconstructing Myths about Older Adults’ Online Activities, Skills, and Attitudes"  at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2018, Philadelphia

Aug. 13 presented Quan-Haase, Want, and Zhang, " Weaving Family Connections On and Offline: The Turn to Networked Individualism" at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting 2018, Philadelphia

July 20 presented Quan-Haase and Elueze, " Revisiting the Privacy Paradox: Concerns and Protection Strategies in the Social Media Experiences of Older Adults" at 9th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

July 19 panelist in Session 4D: Panel: Online Persuasion Mechanisms and Processes at 9th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

July 18 co-presented Workshop 2C: Linking Social Survey and Social Media Data: Asking About It, Doing It, and Sharing It at 9th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Copenhagen, Denmark

Media Attention

May 27 zoom call people onscreen "The Pandemic Is Changing How We Use Technology To Communicate" Think Out Loud

Apr. 4 "COVID-19 is 'a defining moment' that will change our culture in ways large and small ... or not" London Free Press

Mar. 29 "Times testing fractured media landscape" Western News

Mar. 27 "Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic" Tech Xplore

Mar. 26 "Social media has positive possibilities in pandemic" Western News

Aug 12 "Project adds Indigenous voice into textbook" Western News

Bio

Ph.D Information Studies, U. Toronto
M.A. Psychology, Humboldt
B.A. Psychology, Humboldt

Anabel Quan-Haase is Associate Professor of Information and Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Quan-Haase received her Masters degree in Psychology from the Humboldt-University in Berlin in 1998 under the supervision of Dr. Herbert Hagendorf and her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto in 2004 under the supervision of Dr. Lynne Howarth and advisory committee members Barry Wellman, Chun Wei Choo and Derick de Kerckhove. She engages in interdisciplinarity, knowledge transfer, and public outreach. Her focus is on social change, social media, and social networks. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Social Media Research Methods with Luke Sloan (Sage, 2017) and the co-author of Digital Society with Lorne Tepperman (Oxford University Press, 2017) as well as the author of Technology and Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in top journals of the field including New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), The Information Society, Journal of Documentation, Information Research, Big Data + Society, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Currently Teaching

Sociology

  • SOC 2106A - 001 Technology and Society
  • 3301G - 001 The Internet and Society

Faculty of Information & Media Studies

  • MIT 3377G - 001 Digital Intimacy

Thesis Supervision

Supervisory Status:  MA, PhD

MA Thesis

Andrew Nevin (jointly supervised with Paul-Philippe Pare), Cyber-psychopathy: Examining the Relationship Between Dark E-personality and Online Misconduct.

MA Research Papers

Tara Price, University Social Media Adoption Trends and Usage Patterns.

Brendan Watts (jointly supervised with Michael Gardiner), Capitalism Flies Through Space: A Marxist Analysis of Capitalist Ideology Within the Video Game Eve Online.

Michael Haight, Revisiting the Digital Divide in the Canadian Context .

Caitlin Oleson, Seeking Help in the Digital Age: Factors Contributing to Support Mobilization in the 21st Century.

David Wang, The Internet and Political Engagement: Examining the Relationship Internet Usage Has On Political Engagement.

Jordana Warner, The Internet as a Medium for Health Promotion and Prevention for Young Adults.

Recent Publications (Past 5 Years)
>for more see Full CV

Books

(2019) Technology and society: Inequality, power, and social networks (3rd ed.) Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

(2018) Real-Life Sociology: A Canadian Approach (with Lorne Tepperman), Oxford University Press.

(2017) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (ed. with Luke Sloan), Sage Publishing.

(2016) Technology and Society: Social Networks, Power, and Inequality , 2nd ed., Oxford University Press Canada. ISBN: 9780199014712

Chapters in Books

(2017) "The coming together of a community of practice: Commemorative tattoos as visual culture for community engagement and identity formation" in D. Davidson (ed.) The Tattoo Project: Visual Culture and the Digital Archive , Canadian Scholars’ Press.

(2017) "Technology and mass media" (with D. Young) in L. Tepperman & P. Albanese (eds.), Principles of Sociology: A Canadian perspective (5th ed.), Oxford University Press.

(2017) "Introduction to the handbook of social media research methods: Goals, challenges and innovations" (with L. Sloan) in L. Sloan & A. Quan-Haase (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods , Sage Publications.

(2017) "Critical reflections on social media research practices: Ethical decisions, big-small data rivalries and 6V challenges" (with L. Sloan) in L. Sloan & A. Quan-Haase (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods , Sage Publications.

(2017) "The virtual self on social media: The impact of online reputation management, trolling, and personality traits" (with S. Yang, Y. Chen, A. Nevin) in L. Sloan (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods , Sage Publications.

(2017) "Building interdisciplinary social media research teams: The benefits, challenges and policy frameworks" (with L. McCay-Peet) in L. Sloan & A. Quan-Haase (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods , Sage Publications.

(2017) "What is social media and why it matters" (with L. McCay-Peet) in L. Sloan & A. Quan-Haase (eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods , Sage Publications.

(2017) "Social network analysis" (with L. McCay-Peet) in K. J. Bruhn & R. T. Craig (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy , Wiley.

(2016) "A model of social media engagement: User profiles, gratifications, and experiences" (with L. McCay-Peet) in H. O’Brien & P. Cairns (eds.), Why engagement matters: Cross-disciplinary perspectives and innovations on user engagement with digital media , Springer Verlag.

(2016) "Technology and society: A Canadian perspective" in L. Tepperman & P. Albanese (eds.),  Sociology: A Canadian Perspective (4th ed), Oxford University Press.

(2015) "‘A workers’ inquiry 2.0’: An ethnographic method for the study of produsage" (with B. Brown) in C. Fuchs & V. Mosco (eds.), Marx in the Age of Digital Capitalism , Brill.

Refereed Journal Publications

(2020) "The sociological imagination in studies of communication, information technologies, and media: CITAMS as an invisible college" (with S. Boulianne, Molly-Gloria Harper) Information, Communication & Society 23(5): 633-641.

(2020) "Online privacy concerns and privacy protection strategies among older adults in East York, Canada" (with Dennis Ho) Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology 2020: 1-14.

(2020) "The winners and the losers of the platform economy: who participates?" (with Lyn Hoang and Grant Blank) Information, Communication & Society 23:5, 681-700.

(2019) "The networked question in the digital era: How do networked, bounded, and limited individuals connect at different stages in the life course?" (with Barry Wellman and Molly-Gloria Harper) Network Science (2019): 1-22.

(2018) "Big Data Ethics and Politics: Toward New Understandings" (with Wenhong Chen) Social Science Computer Review Nov. 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0894439318810734.

(2018) "Privacy Attitudes and Concerns in the Digital Lives of Older Adults: Westin’s Privacy Attitude Typology Revisited" (with Isioma Elueze) American Behavioral Scientist 62(10): 1372–1391.

(2018) "Dividing the Grey Divide: Deconstructing Myths About Older Adults’ Online Activities, Skills, and Attitudes" (with Carly Williams, Maria Kicevski, Isioma Elueze and Barry Wellman) American Behavioral Scientist 62(9): 1207–1228.

(2018) "Privacy and Data Management: The User and Producer Perspectives" (with Wenhong Chen and Yong Jin Park) American Behavioral Scientist July 2018, DOI: 10.1177/0002764218791287.

(2018) "Authorship, Citations, Acknowledgments and Visibility in Social Media: Symbolic Capital in the Multifaceted Reward System of Science" (with Nadine Desrochers, Adèle Paul-Hus, Stefanie Haustein, Rodrigo Costas, Philippe Mongeon, Timothy D. Bowman, Jen Pecoskie, Andrew Tsou, Vincent Larivière) Social Science Information 57(2): 223–248.

(2017) "Connected seniors: How older adults in East York exchange social support online and offline" (with Guang Ying Mo and Barry Wellman) Information, Communication & Society 20(7): 967-983.

(2017) "Problematizing the digital literacy paradox in the context of older adults’ ICT use: Aging, media discourse, and self-determination" (with K. Schreurs, K. Martin) Canadian Journal of Communication 42(2):359-377.

(2017) "Stak—Serendipitous tool for augmenting knowledge: Connecting digital and physical resources" (with Brian Greenspan and Kim Martin) Digital Studies 9(0).

(2016) "The role of agency in historians’ experiences of serendipity in physical and digital information environments" (with K. Martin) Journal of Documentation 72(6): 1008-1026.

(2016) "Illusions of a “Bond”: Tagging cultural products across online platforms" (with N. Desrochers, A. Laplante, K. Martin, and L. Spiteri) Journal of Documentation 72(6): 1027-1051.

(2016) "The changing public sphere on Twitter: Network structure, elites, and topics of the #righttobeforgotten" (with Shuzhe Yang and Kai Rannenberg) New Media & Society 19(12): 1983-2002.

(2016) "Interviews with digital seniors: ICT use in the context of everyday life" (with K. Martin and K. Schreurs) Information, Communication & Society 4(5): 691-707.

(2015) "Networks of digital humanities scholars: The informational and social uses and gratifications of twitter" (with Kim Martin and Lori McCay-Peet) Big Data & Society May 2015, DOI: 10.1177/2053951715589417.

(2015) "Romantic breakups on Facebook: New scales for studying post-breakup behaviors, digital distress, and surveillance" (with Veronika Lukacs) Information, Communication & Society 18(5): 492-508.

(2015) "Digital inequalities and why they matter" (with L. Robinson, S.R. Cotten, H. Ono, et al.) Information, Communication & Society 18(5): 569-582.

(2015) "Collaborating, connecting, and clustering in the humanities: A case study of networked scholarship in an interdisciplinary, dispersed team" (Juan Luis Suarez and David M. Brown) American Behavioral Scientist 59(5): 565-581.

(2015) "Blogging the city: Research, collaboration, and engagement in urban e-planning. Critical notes from a conference" (with Pierre Clavel, Kenneth Fox, Christopher Leo, Dean Saitta and LaDale Winling) International Journal of E-Planning Research 4(1): 54-66.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

(2016) "Digital sociology and information science research" (with D. Greyson, N.A. Cooke, and A. Worrall) in D. H. Sonnenwald & L. Harrison (eds.), Proceedings of the 79th ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark: ASIS&T. ACM Digital Library.

(2015) "Exploratory search in digital libraries: a preliminary examination of the use and role of interface features" (with L. McCay-Peet and D. Kern) Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community. ACM Digital Library. doi:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2857140

(2015) "Authorship, patents, citations, acknowledgments, tweets, reader counts and the multifaceted reward system of science" (with N. Desrochers, A. Paul-Hus, T.D. Bowman, R. Costas, S. Haustein, V. Larivière, and A. Tsou) Proceedings of the 78th ASIS&T Annual Meeting: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community, 52(1), 1-4. ACM Digital Library. 

(2015) "Research on serendipity: The methodological challenges of time and language" (with L. McCay-Peet) [Poster]. Proceedings of Canadian Association of Information Studies, Ottawa, ON, June 3-5.

(2015) "A matter of time and academic discipline? Exploring the use of resources" (with L. McCay-Peet, D. Kern, and P. Mutschke) Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Information Studies, Ottawa, ON, June 3-5.

(2015) "The use of technology in the “Third Age”: Findings from the effects of digital technology on seniors (EDITS) Project" (with K. Martin, and K. Schreurs) Proceedings of the Canadian Association of Information Studies, Ottawa, ON, June 3-5.

Research

Anabel Quan-Haase’s research interests lie in the area of computer-mediated communication, the networked society, social networks, and new media and social change.

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.

Current Research Projects

Digging Digital Humanities

The role of Ebooks in humanist scholarship

eNETS-H [Electronic Networks of Exchange and Tools for Scholarship in the Humanities]

Facets of serendipity in everyday chance encounters

Hispanic Baroque

Breakup 2.0

Media use for disaster early warning systems in Brazil

Graphics, Animation and New Media

Networks of Centres of Excellence Programs

Instant Messaging on Campus

Find out more about Anabel's work at her website: http://sociodigital.info/