What I’m Currently Working On

In the Fall of 2016, I’m doing the following:

    • Teaching 1 undergraduate course in social effects of technology [syllabus]
    • Teaching 1 graduate seminar on quantitative methods [syllabus]
    • Going to NCA to present:

Rice, R. E., Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Sivunen, A.,  Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2016, November). Organizational media affordances: Operationalization & associations with media use. Paper presented to the National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (Human Communication & Technology Division)

In the Summer of 2016, I’m doing the following:

      • Teaching 2 undergraduate courses in social network analysis [syllabus]
      • Gardening
      • Finishing revisions on a number of manuscripts
      • Analyzing qualitative data collected in 2015 on risk/motivations of engagement in activism in authoritarian environments
      • Preparing a social network analysis manuscript on a thwarted protest

 

In the Spring 2016 quarter, I’m doing the following:

      • Taught an undergraduate course in social network analysis [syllabus]
      • Worked with a graduate student on a comprehensive literature review on Internet in authoritarian environments
      • Presented at Innovate Armenia
      • Went to ASN to present:

Pearce, K. E., & Guliyev, F. (2016, April). Digital knives are still knives: The affordances of social media for a repressed opposition against an entrenched authoritarian regime in Azerbaijan on panel Opposition 2.0: Challenging authoritarianism in the 21st century. Paper presented to the Association for the Study of Nationalities Conference, New York, NY.

Pearce, K. E. (2016, June). What can we learn about privacy from those with zero expectation of it? on panel New communication technologies: Issues of privacy, power & control. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

Evans, S. K., Pearce, K. E., Vitak, J., & Treem, J. W. (2016, June). The Affordances Test: A conceptual model for understanding affordances in communication research. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

Pearce, K. E., & Vitak, J. (2016, June). Visible if you do, Visible if you don’t: How social media complicates concealment & disclosure of stigmatized political beliefs in an authoritarian setting. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

Treem, J. W., Pearce, K. E., Evans, S. K., Vitak, J., Schrock, A., Barta, K., Ford J. S., & Shorey, S. (2016, June). Looking back to look forward: Tracing the history of affordances to develop a framework for understanding communication technology. Paper presented to the International Communication Association Conference, Fukuoka, Japan. (Communication & Technology Division)

In the Winter 2016 quarter, I’m doing the following:

      • Teaching an undergraduate course in social effect of technology use (COM 303) [syllabus]
      • Teaching a course in communication technology and ethics in our department’s professional masters program [syllabus]
      • Finishing revisions on a book chapter on the ethical challenges of using digital methods in difficult research environments
      • Submitting a manuscript on the impact of social media on stigmatized political beliefs in authoritarian environments
      • Submitted 2 manuscripts on affordances
      • Overseeing undergraduate research assistants conducting a literature review on honor and modesty in Islam
      • Working with a graduate student on a comprehensive literature review on Internet in authoritarian environments
      • Preparing qualitative data collected in 2015 for analysis, topic is motivations and understanding of risk with engagement in activism in authoritarian environments

 

One thought on “What I’m Currently Working On

  1. Hi Katy, I am a MSc student in Turkey and studying political science. I want to analyze the formation/diffusion/acceptance of political ideas through social and political networks in Turkey.

    I can use nodexl and gephi in analyzing data, so where do you think should I start, which books, dissertations or articles should I read related to this issue and what kinds of data should I use for that analysis (twitter etc)

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