Emerald Studies in Media and Communication

Series Editors

Series Associate Editors

Series Co-Editor: Laura Robinson
Associate Professor
Santa Clara University, Department of Sociology
website: www.laurarobinson.org     
email: laura@laurarobinson.org

Laura Robinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University. She earned her PhD from UCLA, where she held a Mellon Fellowship in Latin American Studies and received a Bourse d’Accueil at the École Normale Supérieure. In addition to holding a postdoctoral fellowship on a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation funded project at the USC Annenberg Center, Robinson has served as Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University and the Chair of CITAMS (formerly CITASA) for 2014-2015. Her research has earned awards from CITASA, AOIR, and NCA IICD. Robinson’s current multi-year study examines digital and informational inequalities. Her other publications explore interaction and identity work, as well as new media in Brazil, France, and the U.S. 

Series Co-Editor: Shelia Cotten
Professor Michigan State University Department of Media and Information
Michigan State University Department of Media and Information
website: www.cottenresearch.wordpress.com
email: cotten@msu.edu

Shelia Cotten is Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University.She has served as the Chair of CITAMS and has previously held appointments at the University of Alabama at Birminghm and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After earning her PhD from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, she was a postgraduate fellow at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her work has been funded by The National Science Foundation and the National Institute on Aging. ​Cotten’s work addresses key social problems with sociological tools related to technology access, use, and impacts/outcomes. She has published on a number of topics including the XO laptop program in Birmingham and the use of ICT resources to improve older Americans' quality of life. The body of her work was recognized by the CITASA Award for Public Sociology in 2013 and the CITAMS Career Achievement Award in 2016. 

Series Co-Editor: Jeremy Schulz
Visiting Scholar
UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
website: www.schulzsociology.org
email: jmschulz@berkeley.edu

Jeremy Schulz is Visiting Scholar at the UC Berkeley Institute for the Study of Societal Issues and a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute. He has also served as an Affiliate at the UC San Diego Center for Research on Gender in the Professions and a Council Member of the ASA Section on Consumers and Consumption. Previously, he held an NSF funded postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University after earning his PhD at UC Berkeley. His article, "Zoning the Evening," received the Shils-Coleman Award from the ASA Theory Section.  His publications include “Talk of Work” published in Theory and Society and "Shifting Grounds and Evolving Battlegrounds," published in the American Journal of Cultural Sociology. He has also done research and published in several other areas, including new media, theory, qualitative research methods, work and family, and consumption. 

Series Associate Editor: Tim Hale
Research Scientist
Harvard Medical School Partners Center for Connected Health

Timothy M. Hale, PhD is a medical sociologist and Research Fellow at Partners Center for Connected Health and Harvard Medical School. His main research interest is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on health care and health lifestyles. Prior to joining the Center, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he studied the social and psychological impacts of ICT, focusing primarily on youth and older adults. Hale was elected as a CITASA Council Member (2012-2014). His work has been published in Information, Communication & Society; Computers and Human Behavior; Journal of Health Communication and American Behavioral Scientist.

Series Associate Editor: Apryl Williams
PhD Candidate (ABD)
Texas A&M Department of Sociology

Apryl A. Williams is a doctoral student and Diversity Fellow in the Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University. Her current research focuses on raced based differences in social media use among American millennials. Williams' other research interests include postmodernism, identity, prosumption, race & class, and social theory. She previously worked as the Social Science Research Intern at Harmony Institute as well as with the Museum of Contemporary African Disaporan Arts in Brooklyn, New York.