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Anabel Quan-Haase
Professor

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Social Science Centre Room 5413
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University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
aquan@uwo.ca
  • Teaching

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  • Publications

  • Courses Taught

  • Theses Supervised

Teaching
My teaching focuses on how we understand the effects of technology on society.

SOC 2106: "Technology and Society"
This course critically assesses current theory about the intersection of technology and society. Technology has become such an intrinsic part of our everyday lives in the West that we need to carefully consider its social, economic, and political implications. The aim of this class is to examine the intersection of technology and society by systematically analyzing technology design, implementation, and use. The course provides a solid understanding of the role of technology in society (historically and theoretically) and gives students the tools they need to embark on a critical and in-depth inquiry of our technological society.

Key topics include privacy, social networks, inequality, digital skills, and digital creativity.
Please email me for a detailed course outline!

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Research
I am a Professor of Information and Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. I received my Masters degree in Psychology from the Humboldt-University in Berlin in 1998 under the supervision of Dr. Herbert Hagendorf and my Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto in 2004 under the supervision of Dr. Lynne Howarth and advisory committee members Drs. Barry Wellman, Chun Wei Choo and Derick de Kerckhove. She engages in interdisciplinarity, knowledge transfer, and public outreach.

Key areas of investigation include:
Social networks/Social media/Digital social capital
Digital humanities/Ebooks/Scholarly digital communication
Internet studies/Social media/Computer-mediated communication
Serendipity/Chance Encounters/Opportunistic Discovery of Information & People

More information on the SocioDigital Lab and how to get involved are located at SocioDigital.info
Visit our project website to learn more about our SSHRC-funded project on Digital Activism

Selected Publications
Quan‐Haase, A., & Tepperman, L. (2018). Real-life sociology: A Canadian approach. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Quan-Haase, A., Williams, C., Kicevski, M., Elueze, I., & Wellman, B. (2018). Dividing the grey divide: Deconstructing myths about older adults’ online activities, skills, and attitudes. American Behavioral Scientist.

Desrochers, N., Bowman,T. D., Haustein, S., Mongeon, P., Quan‐Haase, A., Paul‐Hus, A., Costas, R. Larivière, R, Pecoskie, J. Tsou, A. (2018). Authorship, citations, acknowledgments, and visibility in social media: Symbolic capital in the multifaceted reward system of science. Social Science Information.

Sloan, L. & Quan-Haase, A. (Eds.) (2017) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods, London: SAGE. URL: https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-social-media-research-methods/book245370

Quan‐Haase, A., Mo, G. Y., & Wellman, B. (2017). Connected seniors: How older adults in East York exchange social support on and offline. Information, Communication & Society. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2017.1305428

Schreurs, K., Quan‐Haase, A., & Martin, K. (2017). Problematizing the digital literacy paradox in the context of older adults’ ICT use: Aging, media discourse, and self-determination. Canadian Journal of Communication, 42(2).

Martin, K., Greenspan, B., & Quan-Haase, A. (2017). STAK – Serendipitous tool for augmenting knowledge: A conceptual tool for bridging digital and physical resources. Digital Studies, 7(1).

Quan-Haase, A. (2016). "Technology and society: Inequality, power, and social networks (2nd ed.)". Don Mills: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780195437836.

Mesch, G., Talmud, I. & Quan-Haase, A. (2012). IM social networks: Individual, relational and cultural characteristics. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. DOI: 10.1177/0265407512448263

Quan-Haase, A. (2012). Research and teaching in real-time: 24/7 collaborative networks. In D. Rasmussen Neal (Ed.), Social media for academics (pp. 39-58). Sawston, UK: Chandos.

Rubin, V. L., Burkell, J., & Quan-Haase, A. (2011). Facets of serendipity in everyday chance encounters: A grounded theory approach to blog analysis. Information Research. URL: http://informationr.net/ir/16-3/paper488.html

Quan-Haase, A., & Young, A. L. (2010). Uses and gratifications of social media: A comparison of Facebook and instant messaging.

Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 30(5), 350-361. Hogan, B., & Quan-Haase, A. (2010). Persistence and change in social media: A framework of social practice. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 30(5), 309-315.

Balayeva, J. & Quan-Haase, A. (2009).Virtual office hours as cyberinfrastructure: the case study of instant messaging. Learning Inquiry, 3(3), 115-130.

A Quan-Haase, AL Young (2010). Uses and gratifications of social media: A comparison of Facebook and instant messaging. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30(5), 350-361.

Wellman, B., Quan-Haase, A., Witte, J., & Hampton, K. (2001). Does the Internet increase, decrease, or supplement social capital? Social networks, participation, and community commitment. American Behavioral Scientist, 45(3), 436-455.


LIS 760 Special Topic: Information and Communication in a Digital Age 2008 Winter , 2007 Winter LIS 9705 Information and Communication in a Digital Age 2011 Fall , 2010 Winter LIS 9707 Technological Society: Inequality, Power, and Social Networks 2013 Fall , 2012 Fall LIS 9862 Special Topic: Technological Society: Inequality, Power, and Social Networks 2013 Fall , 2012 Fall MIT 209 Cultures and Communities in Cyberspace 2006 Winter , 2004 Fall MIT 3374 Social Networking in Everyday Life: Social Relations, Social Movements, and Privacy 2016 Winter , 2015 Winter , 2014 Winter , 2013 Winter MIT 3377 Digital Intimacy 2019 Fall MIT 3433 Special Topics in MIT: Digital Intimacy: Navigating Social Relations in Digital Worlds 2018 Fall MIT 3650 Social Networking in Everyday Life: Social Relations, Social Movements, and Privacy 2012 Winter MS 701 Research Methods 2007 Fall , 2006 Fall , 2005 Fall MS 760 Information and Communication in a Digital 2008 Winter , 2007 Winter MS 9101 Research Methods 2020 Winter , 2019 Winter , 2016 Fall , 2015 Fall , 2014 Fall MS 9235 Special Topic: Technological Society: Inequality, Power, and Social Networks 2013 Fall , 2012 Fall MS 9270 Special Topic: Information and Communication in a Digital Age 2011 Fall , 2010 Winter

Pieber, Darryl A. A Place for Locative Media: A Theoretical Framework for Assessing Locative Media Use in Urban Environments
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2017
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Onaifo, Daniel. Alternate Academy: Investigating the Use of Open Educational Resources by Students at the University of Lagos in Nigeria
Phd in Library and Information Science, July 2016
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Martin, Kim. Creating Context from Curiosity: The Role of Serendipity in the Research Process of Historians in Physical and Digital Environments
Phd in Library and Information Science, May 2016
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Colbeck, Kristen. Navigating the Social Landscape: An Exploration of Social Networking Site Usage among Emerging Adults
Master of Arts in Media Studies, April 2015
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Lukacs, Veronika. It's Complicated: Romantic Breakups and Their Aftermath on Facebook
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2012
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase
Young, Alyson. Defacing the 'Book: Examining Information Revelation, Internet Privacy Concerns and Privacy Protection in Facebook
Master of Arts in Media Studies, July 2008
Supervisor: Anabel Quan-Haase