Adrienne Massanari is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at American University. Prior to AU she was in the Department of Communication at University of Illinois at Chicago

Massanari has a PhD and MA from the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle, and more than 10 years experience as a user researcher, information architect, usability specialist, and consultant in both corporate and educational settings. Her research interests include new media, gaming, digital cultures, design, gender, and ethics. Massanari’s work has appeared in New Media & SocietyFeminist Media Studies, Social Media + SocietyFirst MondayJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Information Technology & Politics. She is currently working on a book about the ways Silicon Valley platforms and culture mainstreamed the message of the alt-right.

Her book, Participatory Culture, Community, and Play: Learning from Reddit (Peter Lang, 2015), investigates the platform’s culture and community values and is based on over three years of ethnographic research.

Contact: @hegemonyrules | adrienne[at]american.edu | Google Scholar profile | CV

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