Maria Bakarjieva is Professor and Chair in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. She holds PhDs from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Simon Fraser University. She teaches, speaks and writes on her topics of interest, which are: computer mediated communication, Internet use, media and democracy, new media and society, and the Social aspects of communication technology. She is the author of the book, Internet Society: The Internet in Everyday Life.. and co-editor of three collections, most recently, Socialbots and their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality with Robert Gehl. She has served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and has numerous publications in leading journals and influential anthologies in the area of Communication and Media Studies with a focus on the social and cultural implications of Internet and digital media use in various contexts.
Watch Professor Bakarjieva’s video presentation of “Home Implosion: Digital Media and the Reinvention of the Private Sphere.”