Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

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Annette Markham, PhD

Title/s: Affiliate Professor

Specialty Area: Digital media



Annette Markham studies digital culture, specifically looking at the impact and everyday use of social media. She is conducting analyses of how people use social networking such as Facebook and Twitter during disasters. She is also exploring how our notions of privacy are shifting because of the public nature of our social media use. Her most recent research looks at how we might use both the practice and product of remix as a metaphor for thinking creatively about methods for studying networked culture. She has a strong background and training in interpretive, qualitative, and ethnographic methods.

Dr. Markham has been an award winning professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Virginia Tech, the University of the Virgin Islands, and Aarhus University in Denmark.  In addition to being a visiting professor here at Loyola, Annette is Guest Professor in the Department of Informatics at Umeå University in Sweden.  Her research can be found in a range of books and journals. She wrote the book *Life Online: Researching real experience in virtual space* (1998 Alta Mira) and has co‑edited Internet Inquiry: Conversations about method (2009, Sage, with Nancy Baym) 

She blogs occasionally at http://markham.internetinquiry.org/ and tweets as annettemarkham.