We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bree McEwan to the Ryerson Social Media Lab as our newest Visiting Scholar.
Dr. McEwan is an assistant professor in the College of Communication at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. Her research focuses on the intersection of interpersonal and communication technology. She is particularly interested in communication in friendships and networked relationships. McEwan is the author of Navigating New Media Networks, which explores communication challenges and opportunities that arise due to networked individualism through communication technology. In addition she has published articles in a variety of journals including Communication Monographs, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Computers In Human Behavior, and Information, Communication, and Society. McEwan sits on the editorial board of Communication Studies, Southern Journal of Communication, and Communication Reports.
During her time in residence, the Dr. McEwan will have an opportunity to further her own research, as well as develop a new collaborative research initiative examining and developing measures that can be used to assess the “strength of weak ties” in online social networks.
For more information about Dr. McEwan please visit her website here.