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|Country:||United States of America|
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Alex Halavais is a professor, researcher, and inventor, interested in ways of helping form communities of creativity, freedom, and justice. In particular, I help people to discover ways in which social media change the nature of scholarship and learning, and allow for new forms of collaboration and self-government.
Beginning in the autumn of 2012, he is an associate professor of sociology at Arizona State University’s New College. Previously, he taught in the MS in Interactive Communications program at Quinnipiac University and directed a masters program in informatics at the University at Buffalo. He has published articles and book chapters on how social media relate to social change, as well as a book introducing the social role of search engines. He is president of the Association of Internet Researchers and serve as the Technical Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine.