Curriculum Vitae MARIA P. BAKARDJIEVA [email protected]
Full Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary (since April 1, 2009)
Previous Positions Associate Professor (tenured). Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary (July 1, 2004) Assistant Professor, Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary (July 1, 2000) Languages:
English (fluent); Russian (fluent); German (very good), Bulgarian (native)
Areas of Interest:
Internet use in everyday life New media and democracy. Information technology: social and cultural aspects. Computer-mediated communication. New media and knowledge construction and distribution
EDUCATION School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada Ph.D. in Communication (2000) Dissertation: The Internet in Everyday Life: Computer Networking from the Standpoint of the Domestic User Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Ph.D. in Sociology (1995) Dissertation: The Social Adoption of New Communication Technologies Faculty of Journalism, Sofia University St. Kliment Ochridsky M.A. in Journalism (1984)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE FUNDED RESEARCH 2014 – 2017: Principal Investigator Project: Social Media and Civic Culture: Investigating Emerging Practices of Democratic Participation in Canada SSHRC Insight Grant CAD 246,490 2012 – 2013: Principal Investigator Project: Democracy 2.0: Social Media and the New Forms of Political Engagement in Canada URGC Seed Grant University of Calgary CAD 18,000
2008 – 2012: Principal Investigator Project: New Media and Citizen Voices in the European Public Sphere: The Case of Bulgaria. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Research Grant. CAD 44,555 2004 – 2007: Co-investigator Project: Sense-making, SuperNet Use, and the Meaning of Community Life Subproject under The Alberta SuperNet Research Alliance Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Initiative for the New Economy Research Grant CAD 900,000 shared among 16 investigators. 2001 – 2004: Principal Investigator Project: At Home with the Internet: Competing Meanings of a New Medium. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Research Grant. CAD 86,800 2003 –Fall Semester: Killam Fellow One semester leave for the purpose of preparing a book. Killam Resident Fellowship CAD 20,000 2002, May-August: Research Fellow Project: Studying ‘Virtual’ Societies: Between Ethnography and ‘Technography’ Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. International Fellowship, University of Calgary. CAD 6,000 2001: Project Leader Project: Internet Research Studio Canadian Foundation for Innovation New Opportunities Grant, 2000 and Alberta Government Block Intellectual Infrastructure Partnership Program Grant. CAD 142,323 from CFI and CAD175,000 from IIPP 2000 – 2004: Co-investigator Project: Community Values in the Use of Computer Networks. Funded by a National Science Foundation (US) Grant. Principal Investigator: A. Feenberg, Professor of Philosophy, San Diego State University. USD 40,312 2000: Principal Investigator Project: New Media User Studies and Education Lab Research Excellence Envelope, Alberta Innovation and Science CAD10,000 1995 - 97: NATO Research Fellow Project: Appropriate Media Policy for a Small Post-Communist State: Evaluating the Available Models from a Bulgarian Perspective NATO Individual Democratic Institutions Fellowship Belgian Francs 240,000 1999: Postdoctoral Fellow Project: Human Values in the Use of Computer Networks: The Ethics of Virtual Community. Funded by a National Science Foundation (US) Grant.
Principal Investigator: A. Feenberg, Professor of Philosophy, San Diego State University. 1996 - 97: Research Associate Project: Postsecondary Education: Towards the Virtual Campus Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) TeleLearning Network of Centers of Excellence Research Program Principal Investigator: Linda Harasim, Professor of Communication, Simon Fraser University 1991: Research Associate Project: Transnationalization of Television Flows in Europe. Comparative study of five countries commissioned by UNESCO. Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. 1989 - 90: Research Associate Project: Early Adopters of Videotex in Bulgaria commissioned by the Centre for Telematic Services with the Bulgarian Telecommunications Committee. Department of Sociology of Mass Communication, Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. HONOURS AND APPOINTMENTS EURIAS Senior Fellowship to be held between January and June 2015, Institute for Human Sciences, (Institut fur die Wissenschaften vom Menschen), Vienna. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2013. Annual Fellow, Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, September 2012June 2013. Visiting Fellow, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, Sodertorn University, Stockholm, Sweden, February 1 –June 30, 2011. Featured in AoIR Bi-annual Newsletter Spotlight, June 2007 Honorable Mention in Best Books Competition of the Section on Communication and Information Technologies of the American Sociological Association, 2006 Visiting Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, 2004 1 September-31 December.
TEACHING Faculty of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary, since 2000 – numerous offerings COMS 613 Communication Theory (graduate) COMS 615 Communication Research Methods (graduate) COMS 623 Social & Economic Impacts of Communication & Information Technologies (graduate)
COMS 717 Studying Virtual Societies: Methodologies and Findings (graduate) Course web site: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~bakardji/VirtualSocieties/ COMS 591 Capstone Seminar (undergraduate): New Media and Citizenship COMS 591 Capstone Seminar (undergraduate): New Media Studies in Action COMS 401 New Media and Society COMS 380 History of Communication and Information Technology (undergraduate twosemester course). GNST 341 Information Technology and Society (undergraduate). School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada 1999-1994: Sessional Instructor, CMNS 253 Introduction to Communication Technology: The New Media 1992-1994: Teaching Assistant CMNS 110 Introduction to Communication Theory, School of Communication. Faculty of Journalism, Sofia University St. Kliment Ochridsky, Sofia, Bulgaria 1990-1992: Part-time lecturer in Sociology of Mass Communication. JOURNALISM 1984-1989: Department Head. Family and School (monthly magazine), Sofia, Bulgaria. 1990-1992: Editor. 1000 Days (weekly newspaper), Sofia, Bulgaria.
SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS BOOKS Single authored Bakardjieva M. (2005). Internet Society: The Internet in Everyday Life. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage. Chinese translation by Weber Academic Publishers (2011). Reviewed in: Media, Culture and Society (2006, 28:6), New Media and Society (2006, 8:3), Media International Australia (No 118, February 2006), Oxford Journals: The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Volume 15, Number 1, July 2007), AoIR Newsletter, June, 2007 Extended review in: Bell, D. (2007), Cyberculture Theorists: Manuel Castells and Donna Haraway. London: Routledge.
Taras, D. Bakardjieva, M., Pannekoek, F. (2007) How Canadians communicate II: Media, globalization and identity, Calgary: University of Calgary Press (Co-editor) Taras, D., Pannekoek, F. and Bakardjieva, M. (eds.) (2004). How Canadians communicate. Calgary, University of Calgary Press (Co-editor) JOURNAL ARTICLES Bakardjieva, M. (2012): Mundane Citizenship: New Media and Civil Society in Bulgaria, Europe-Asia Studies, 64:8, 1356-1374. Bakardjieva, M., Svensson, J. & Skoric, M. (2012). Digital Citizenship and Activism: Questions of Power and Participation. Editorial. Special Issue of JeDEM, Vol 4, No 1 http://www.jedem.org/article/view/113 Bakardjieva, M. (2012). Reconfiguring the Mediapolis: New Media and Civic Agency, New Media and Society 14(1) 63–79. Available: http://nms.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/06/23/1461444811410398.full.pdf+html Bakardjieva, Maria and Georgia Gaden (2012). Web 2.0 Technologies of the Self, Philosophy & Technology 25 (3):399-413. Published online on May 31, 2011. Available: http://www.springerlink.com/content/36835u4860364555/ Bakardjieva, M. and Williams, A. (2010), Super network on the prairie: The discursive framing of broadband connectivity by policy planners and rural residents in Alberta, Canada. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. Volume 2, 2010: 153–175. Available: http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/v2/a10/ Bakardjieva, M. (2009). Subactivism: Lifeworld and politics in the age of the Internet. The Information Society, Vol. 25(2), pp 91-104. Bakardjieva, M. (2008). Making Sense of Broadband in Rural Alberta, Canada. Observatorio (OBS*) Vol 2, No 1, pp. 33-53. Bakardjieva, M. (2005). Becoming an Internet User in Bulgaria: Notes on a Tangled Journey. Media Studies/ Studia Medioznawcze No. 3(22). Feenberg A. and Bakardjieva, M. (2004).Virtual community: No killer implication New Media and Society Vol 6(1): 37-43. Bakardjieva, M., (2003). What Knowledge? Whose Fingertips? Negotiating and Serving Diverse Identities through Information Technology, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. XXXV, No.3, pp. 133149. Bakardjieva, M., (2003). Virtual Togetherness: An Everyday Life Perspective, Media, Culture & Society 25(3), pp. 291-313. Refereed journal article. Bakardjieva, M. and R. Smith (2002) The Work of Education in the Age of Electronic Interaction, SIMILE, Studies in Media & Information Literacy Education, Volume 2, Issue 4 (November 2002). Online: http://www.utpjournals.com/jour.ihtml?lp=simile/issue8/bakardX1.html Bakardjieva, M. and A. Feenberg, (2002) Community Technology and Democratic Rationalization, The Information Society, Vol. 18, No. 3.
Bakardjieva, M., (2001). Educational Communication and Computer Conferencing: A Sociotechnical Analysis. International Journal of Information Theories & Applications Vol.2, No.1: 47-55. Bakardjieva M. and A. Feenberg, (2001). Involving the Virtual Subject. Ethics and Information Technology 2: 233-240, 2001. Bakardjieva, M. and R. Smith, (2001). The Internet in Everyday Life: Computer Networking from the Standpoint of the Domestic User. New Media and Society, Vol. 3 (1): 67-83. Bakardjieva, M., (1995). The New Media Landscape in Bulgaria. Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 20-1: 67-79. Article text at http://www.cjc-online.ca/~cjc/BackIssues/20.1/bakardji.html Bakardjieva, M., (1992). Home Satellite TV Reception in Bulgaria. European Journal of Communication Vol. 7: 477-489. Bakardjieva, M. (1994). The Information Society: A New Paradigm Sociological Problems, Vol. 2: 102-111. Sofia: Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In Bulgarian. Bakardjieva, M. (1991). The New Communication Technologies and Bulgaria Sociological Problems, Vol. 6: 94-99. Sofia: Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. In Bulgarian. BOOK CHAPTERS Bakardjieva, M. (2013). Bringing up bg-mamma: Organized producers between community and commerce. In Olsson. T. (ed.) Producing the Internet: Critical Perspectives of Social Media. Goteborg: Nordicom, pp. 145-164. Bakardjieva, M. (2011). The Internet in everyday life: Exploring the tenets and contributions of diverse approaches. In Ess, C., Consalvo M. and Brunett, R, (eds.) The Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Blackwell. Pp. 59-82. Bakardjieva, M. (2010) Impatient on the Net: Exploring the genres of Internet use for health. In Published in Harris, R., Wathen, N., Wyatt, S., eds. (2010) Configuring Health Consumers: Health Work and the Imperative of Personal Responsibility. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 163-177. Bakardjieva, M. (2010), The Internet and subactivism: Cultivating young citizenship in everyday life. In Dahlgren, P. and Olson, T. (eds.), Young People, ICTs and Democracy. Theories, Policies, Identities, and Websites. Nordicom Bakardjieva, M. (2008). 70. Conceptualizing user agency. In Livingstone, S. & Lievrouw, L (eds.). Volume 4: Practices: Interaction, Identity, Culture. New Media, Sage Benchmarks in Communication. London: Sage. Bakardjieva, M. (2008). How does a researcher grapple with the issue of online and offline data in a qualitative internet research project? A response to Shani Orgad. In Markham, A and Baym, N. (eds.) Internet Inquiry: Dialogue among Researchers London: Sage. Bakardjieva, M. (2008). The (Wo)man on the Net: Mapping the new social distribution of knowledge. In Hug, T. (ed.) Media, Knowledge, Education, University of Innsbruck.
Bakardjieva, M., (2007). Dimensions of empowerment: Identity politics on the Internet, In Taras, D. Bakardjieva, M and Pannakoek, F. (eds.) How Canadians Communicate II: Globalization and Identity. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, pp. 107-122. Bakardjieva, M., (2006). The consumption junction revisited: Networks and contexts, book chapter in Kraut, R., Kiesler, S., & Brynin, M. (eds.), Computers, phones, and the Internet: Domesticating information technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 97-108. Bakardjieva, M. (2007) The mysterious East: Pluses and minuses in the e-Europe equation, book chapter in Anderson, B., Brynin, B., & Raban, Y. (eds.), Information and communications technologies in society. Routledge, pp. 62-77. Bakardjieva, M. (2006).Domestication running wild: From the moral economy of the household to the mores of a culture In Berker, T., Hartmann, M., Punie, Y. and Ward, K. (eds.), Domestication of media and technology. Open University Press, pp. 62-79. Bakardjieva, M. (2004). Virtual sociability: A View from everyday life. In Barney, D. and Feenberg, A. (eds.), Community in the Digital Age: Philosophy and Practice. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., pp. 121-142. Feenberg, A.. and Bakardjieva, M. (2004). Consumers or citizens? The online community debate. In Feenberg, A. and Barney, D., (eds.). Community in the Digital Age. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. Bakardjieva M., A. Feenberg and J. Goldie (2003). Expanding the notion of ethics: Internet research for users. In Buchanan, E. (ed.) Readings in Virtual Research Ethics: Issues and Controversies. Idea Group Inc., pp. 338-352. Bakardjieva, M. (2003). Unhyping the Internet: At home with a new medium. In Taras, D., Pannekoek, F. and Bakardjieva, M. (eds.), How Canadians Communicate, Calgary, University of Calgary Press, pp. 225-252. Bakardjieva M. and A. Feenberg (2000). Respecting the Virtual Subject: How to Navigate the Private/Public Continuum in M. Mowbray and C. Werry, eds., Online Communities: Commerce, Community Action, and the Virtual University. Prentice Hall, Japanese edition published by Pearson Education Japan, 2002. PUBLICATIONS ACCEPTED AND IN PRESS Bakardjieva, M. (forthcoming). Navigating the “mediapolis”: Digital media and emerging practices of democratic participation. In Foshay, R. (ed.), Identity, Agency, and the Digital Nexus: Theory, Culture, Politics. Athabasca University Press. Bakardjieva, M. (accepted). Social media and the McDonaldization of friendship. In The European Journal of Communication Research. Bakardjieva, M. (minor revisions). Rationalizing sociality: The ethics and politics of socialbots. In The Information Society (special issue on social robotics). REFEREED PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS Bakardjieva, M. (2008). Bulgarian online forums as carnival: Popular political forms and new media. In Sudweeks, F. and C. Ess (eds.), Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and
Communication, Conference proceedings published as book by School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch, WA, Australia Adria, Marco, Mitchell, David, Bakardjieva, M., Poitras-Pratt, Yvonne (2006) The constructive role of researchers in the social shaping of technology in communities, 3rd Prato International Community Informatics Conference, Centre for Community Networking Research, Monash University, Prato, Italy, 2006, February. (Co-author) Bakardjieva M. and A. Feenberg, Human Values in the Design and Use of the Internet: Groupware for Community. In T W Bynum, H. Krawczyk, S Rogerson, S. Szejko, B Wizniewski (eds.), 2001. Proceedings, ETHICOMP 2001, Fifth International conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Communication Technologies Volume 2, pp 22-31, Gdansk, Poland, June 18-20, 2001. Published by Wydawnictwo Micom. Bakardjieva, M., Becoming a Domestic Internet User. France Telecom, 2001. Proceedings of rd the 3 International Conference on Uses and Services in Telecommunications, Paris, June 1214 2001, pp. 28-39. Bakardjieva, M. and A. Feenberg, Human Values in the Design and Use of the Internet: rd Groupware for Community. In France Telecom, 2001. Proceedings of the 3 International Conference on Uses and Services in Telecommunications, Paris, June 12-14 2001. Bakardjieva, M., Collaborative Meaning-Making in Computer Conferences: A Socio-Cultural Perspective. In Ottman, T. and I. Tomek (eds.), 1998. Proceedings of Ed-Media & Ed-Telecom ‘98, pp.93-98. Bakardjieva, M., & Harasim, L. (1997). The discourse of on-line learning: Cognitive and interactive dimensions. In T. Muldner & T. C. Reeves (eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA97 and ED-TELECOM97: World Conferences on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and on Educational Telecommunications, 14-19 June, 1997, (2) (pp. 1121-1123). University of Calgary, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). RESEARCH REPORTS Feenberg, A. and M. Bakardjieva (2004). Community Values in the Design and Use of Computer Networks. Report submitted to the National Science Foundation, US, (44 pages) Bakardjieva, M. (1997). Appropriate Media Policy for a Small Post-Communist State: Evaluating the Available Models from a Bulgarian Perspective. Final report (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization Democratic Institutions Fellowships Programme 1995-1997, (51 pages). Available: http://www.nato.int/acad/fellow/95-97/bakardji.pdf
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Bakardjieva, M., From Networked Individualism to Collective Action: Civic Engagement for the Rest of Us. ECREA Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-27, 2012. Bakardjieva, M., The Public Sphere Meets the Carnival, Featured Panel of the ICA at ECREA Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, October 24-27, 2012. Bakardjieva, M., Practices of the Self on Social Networking Sites: Foucault and Facebook. ICA Annual Conference, Phoenix, USA, May 25-28, 2012. Bakardjieva, M., Contesting Sociability: The Misery and Power of Social Media.
Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media, Uppsala, May 2-4, 2012. Bakardjieva, M. New Media and Citizen Voices in the European Public Sphere: The Case of Bulgaria. Central and East European Communication and Media Conference, Prague, April, 2012. Keynote presentation. Bakardjieva, M. The Structural Transformation of the Private Sphere. Response to presentations given in the session under the same name that I co-organized with Leopoldina Fortunaty (University of Udine) at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Boston, May 2011. Bakardjieva, M. Mothers in Arms: BG-Mamma as a Civic Subject. Civic Cultures Conference. Lund University, Lund, Sweden, March 2011. Keynote presentation. Bakardjieva, M., Between commercialism and activism: Bringing up BG-Mamma, IAMCR, Braga, Portugal, July 2010 Bakardjieva, M., Reconfiguring the Mediapolis: New Media and Civic Agency, Networking Democracy Conference, Cluj, Romania, June 26-29, 2010. Bakardjieva, M., Mundane Citizenship: New Media and Civil Society in Bulgaria, Research Symposium New Media in New Europe-Asia, Birmingham, 20 May 2010. Bakardjieva, M., Saving Strandzha: From Blog through Newspage to Parliament Floor, COST A30 Final Conference, Budapest, 2009 June, This paper was presented in the session New Media and Citizens' Voices in the European Public Sphere that I co-organized and chaired. It is one of the activities pertaining to my participation in the COST A30 network and the working group that I led within it. Public deliberation and the engaged citizenry: Perspectives on DEMOCRACY as a keyword in the age of the Internet, Marco Adria, University of Alberta (Chair) Yuping Mao, University of Alberta Laura Black, University of Ohio Joseph N. Cappella, Annenberg School for Communication Maria Bakardjieva, University of Calgary , International Communication Association, Chicago, 2009 May, Conference Panel Bakardjieva, M, , Impatient on the Net: Exploring the Patterns of Internet Use for Health, Working to be Healthy: Negotiating Health Information and Technology in a Consumerist Age, London, ON, 2009 May, Invited Workshop Bakardjieva, M., Web 2.0 in Everyday Life, ECREA, 2nd ECREA European Communication Conference, Barcelona, 2008 November Bakardjieva, M., Whose Line Is It Anyway? Journalists versus “Forumists” in Bulgarian Online News Sites, International Association for Media and Communication Research, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2008. Bakardjieva, M., Bulgarian online forums as carnival: Popular political forms and new media, Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication, Nimes, France, June, 2008. Bakardjieva, M. (2008). The (Wo)man on the Net: Exploring the Social Distribution of Knowledge, paper presented at Media Knowledge, Education Conference, University of Innsbruck, Austria, June. Bakardjieva, M. and G. Gaden, Blogging as a Technology of the Self, paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 8.0 Conference, Vancouver, October 2007.
Bakardjieva, M., The virtual kitchen table: Talking Bulgaria's way into the European Union, Maria Bakardjieva, COST 298: The Good the Bad and the Unexpected: The User and the Future of Information Technology, Moscow, Russia, 2007 May Bakardjieva, Maria, Vote or Voice: Rethinking Civic Participation Online paper presented at Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 7.0 Conference, Brisbane, September 2006. Bakardjieva, Maria, Community interfaces: The home versus the library, panel presentation for Community networking and new conversations at the public library: The case for image technologies, International Communication Association Conference, Dresden, June, 2006. Bakardjieva, Maria, Challenging Knowledge Authority/ies: Mobilizing the Internet in Everyday Lives, panel presentation for Challenging Authority in Online Environments, International Communication Association Conference, Dresden, June, 2006. Bakardjieva, M., From Promise to Prose: The Mainstreaming of the Internet, paper presented at Internet Generations Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 6.0 Conference, Chicago, October 2005. Bakardjieva, M., Genres and Generations of Internet Research Ethics, paper presented at Internet Generations Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 6.0 Conference, Chicago, October 2005. Bakardjieva, M., Knowledge Mobilization in Everyday Life: The Role of the Internet, paper presented at Information, Communication Technologies and Programming Conference, Sofia, June 2005. Bakardjieva, M., The Internet in Central and Eastern Europe: The Case of Bulgaria, paper presented at Ubiquity? Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 5.0 Conference, Brighton, September, 2004. Bakardjieva, M., Choices and Mediations in the User-Technology Relation, paper presented at Public Proofs Science, Technology and Democracy Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) & EASST Conference, Paris, August, 2004. Feenberg, A. and Bakardjieva, M., Groupware for Community: Between the Real and the Possible, paper presented at Public Proofs Science, Technology and Democracy Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) & EASST Conference, Paris, August, 2004 Bakardjieva, M., Knowledge @ Home: The Internet and the Social Distribution of Knowledge, paper presented at Internet Research 0.4: Broadening the Band, Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers, Toronto, October 2003. Bakardjieva, M., Dimensions of Empowerment: Crisscrossing the Political and the Mundane, paper presented at Information, Communication, Society, Research Symposium for the International Journal Information, Communication & Society. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, UK, September 17 – 20, 2003. Bakardjieva, M., The Internet and the Lifeworld: Competing Meanings of a New Medium, paper presented at Internet Research 3.0: Net/Work Theory, Third International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, Maastricht, The Netherlands, October 13-16, 2002. Bakardjieva, M., Studying ICT Users: Between Technography and Ethnography, paper presented at EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) 2002. University of York, UK, July 31- August 3, 2002.
Bakardjieva, M., Taming a Wild Medium: The Microregulation of the Internet, paper presented at Crossroads in Cultural Studies, 2002. University of Tampere, Finland, June 28-July 2, 2002. Bakardjieva, M., Who Cares about Virtual Community? paper present at Internet Research 2.0, The Second International Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, October 10-14, 2001. Bakardjieva, M., Educational Communication and Computer Conferencing: A Sociotechnical Analysis, paper presented at Education in the Information Society, International Conference, Sofia, June 26-30, 2001. rd
Bakardjieva, M., Becoming a Domestic Internet User, paper presented at 3 International Conference on Uses and Services in Telecommunications, Paris, June 12-14 2001, pp. 28-39. Bakardjieva, M. and A. Feenberg, Human Values in the Design and Use of the Internet: rd Groupware for Community, paper presented at 3 International Conference on Uses and Services in Telecommunications, Paris, June 12-14, 2001. Bakardjieva, M. and Ian Chunn, The Grassroots Version of Online Education: Issues and Prospects, paper presented at Technology/Pedagogy/Politics: What's Next?. Mount Royal College, Calgary, AB, Canada, May 4-5, 2001 Bakardjieva M. and R. Smith, Making Room for the Internet, paper presented at Women Work and Computerization, Vancouver, June 8-11, 2000. Bakardjieva, M., Virtual Togetherness: An Everyday (Real?) Life Perspective, paper presented at Virtual Society? Get Real!, London, UK, May 4-5, 2000. Bakardjieva, M. and A. Feenberg, Involving the Virtual Subject: Conceptual, Ethical and Methodological Aspects, paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science, San Diego, CA, USA, October 28-31, 1999. Bakardjieva, M. and R. Smith, The Internet in Everyday Life: Computer Networking from the Standpoint of the Domestic User, paper presented at Exploring Cyber Society: Social, Political, Economic and Cultural Issues, an International Conference at the School of Social, Political and Economic Sciences, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, July 5-7, 1999 Bakardjieva, M. and R. Smith, The Work of Education in the Age of Electronic Interaction, paper presented at Technology, Pedagogy, Politics: Critical Visions of New Technology in Education, Calgary, Canada, May 7-8, 1999 Bakardjieva, M., Designing Situations for Collaborative Meaning-Making in Online Conferences, poster presented at The Second Annual Conference of the TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence, Toronto, Nov.4-6, 1997. Abstract at http://www.telelearn.ca/conference/tl97/posters/poster_16.html Bakardjieva, M., Roles Students Play in Online Conferences, poster presented at The Second Annual Conference of the TeleLearning Network of Centres of Excellence, Toronto, Nov.4-6, 1997. Abstract at http://www.telelearn.ca/conference/tl97/posters/poster_14.html Bakardjieva, M., Exploring the Backstage: Uses of the Internet in Domestic Contexts, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association, St. John's, June 4-7, 1997.
Bakardjieva, M., Balka, Ellen, Pinet, R., Smith R. Teaching Technology / Technology & Teaching, roundtable discussion held at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association, St. John's, June 4-7, 1997 Bakardjieva, M., The Online Learning Group: Sociometric and Discursive Dimensions, poster presented at the First TeleLearning Meeting and Conference, Montreal, Nov. 37, 1996 Bakardjieva, M., Mass Media and the Public Sphere in the New East European Democracies, paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association, Ottawa, June, 1993 INVITED TALKS AND SEMINARS Bakardjieva, M., The Internet and Society in the 2010s: The Promise and Challenge of Social Media. Paper presented at Social Challenges from New Media and Digitization: Lessons for Thailand from Four Continents. Year-End Public Seminar Organized by the Thai Media Policy Center, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University. December, 2013. Bakardjieva, M. Web 2.0 Technologies of the Self. Invited lecture at Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, April 2012. Bakardjieva, M., The Internet in Everyday Life: A Researcher’s Guide to Productive Concepts and Approaches. Workshop for MA and Ph.D. Students at Department of Media Studies and Journalism, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, April 2012.
Bakardjieva, M., 2012, Aggressors and Victims in the Shadows of Cyberspace: Exploring the Sources of Online Bullying. Bullying in the Classroom. A Four-Part Series of Guest Speakers. Discussion and Strategy Building. University of Alberta, Edmonton.
Bakardjieva, M., From Glasnost to Audibility: New Media and Civic Agency in Bulgaria Sodertorn University. May 2, 2011. Bakardjieva, M., You Name It: Reflections on the Ways of Operating of Virtual Togetherness, Symposium Organized Producers of Net Culture Malmö, Sweden, May 19-21, 2011. Bakardjieva, M. Web 2.0 Technologies of the Self. Technocult Symposium. Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden, October 2009. Bakardjieva, M. Media, Democracy, Globalization: The Everyday Life Approach, Media, Democracy and Globalization Seminar Series, Lund University, Sweden. Visiting speaker. May 2008. Bakardjieva, M. Ethics 2.0: Balancing privacy, publicity and prudence. Invited lecture. Virtual Knowledge Studio, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2008. Bakardjieva, Maria. The Internet and the Social Distribution of Knowledge. Invited public lecture. Institute of Psychology, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria, June, 2007. Bakardjieva, M. Lifeworld and Politics in the Age of the Internet. Invited presentation. Young Citizens, ICT's and Democracy Symposium, Malmo, Sweden, April, 2007.
Bakardjieva, Maria. From Promise to Prose: The Mainstreaming of the Internet. Invited public lecture. School of Media Studies, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia, September, 2006. Bakardjieva, Maria, The Internet and the media: The medium Internet. Invited presentation given at the Annual Meeting of the Bulgarian Media Coalition, Bansko, Bulgaria, July, 2006. Gained in Translation: The Internet of a Small East-European Country, seminar presentation at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK, November 24, 2004. Bakardjieva, Maria, Studying ICTs from the Standpoint of Users, invited presentation at [email protected]
graduate seminar, London School of Economics, London, UK, November 9, 2004. Users as Innovators, seminar presentation sponsored by the Said Business School and the Oxford Internet Institute, Said Business School Lunch Seminar Series, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. May 30, 2002. Virtual Sociability: A View from Everyday Life, paper presented at Community in the Digital Age: Philosophy and Practice, Hixon Forum for Responsible Science and Technology, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, California, March 9, 2002. Reflections on the Uses of New Communication Technologies in Curriculum Development, keynote roundtable presentation held at Symposium on Innovative Teaching, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Sept.29-Oct.2, 1997. With Balka, Ellen, Pinet, R., Smith, R. ACADEMIC SERVICE
Acting Communication Division Head, July 1, 2008- April 1, 2010 Leading and representing the Communication Division (academic programs in Communication, Film and Science, Technology and Society Studies) of the Faculty of Communication and Culture in all matters of program administration and faculty supervision. Participation in numerous Faculty committees and member of the Faculty Planning Committee. Communication Program Coordinator, September 1, 2007- July 1, 2008 Making decisions regarding program operation, and student guidance. Participated, with leadership responsibilities, in the curriculum revision process for the Communication Program.
Committees and Initiatives
Member, University Research Grants Committee, 2004-2006 Reviewing and making decisions regarding grant applications by University of Calgary faculty. Chair, Faculty of Communication and Culture Research Ethics Committee, 2004-2006 Coordinating the process of ethics application submission and review in the Faculty and to leading the deliberations of the committee. Formulating and introducing research ethics policies. Reviewer, Conjoint Faculty Research Ethics Board, 2005 – ongoing Periodic reviewing of research ethics applications submitted to the Board by researchers throughout the University. Member, Faculty Graduate Admissions Committee – 2002-2003; 2005-2006
Member, INNO 323 Course Development Committee, 2002 Member, Selection Committee for a Canada Research Chair Tier 1, 2003 Faculty of Communication and Culture Representative, Science Faculty Council, 2001-2002 Member, Hiring Committee for multiple positions in Computer Science, 2002 Project leader, Canada Foundation for Innovation Infrastructure Project, 2001-2003 Received $370,000 award. Headed construction of the Internet Research Studio, a state of the art video-conferencing lab connected to the global Access Grid. Used for supporting collaborative meetings and for advanced teaching and graduate student training, including the research of the inter-university SuperNet research Alliance funded by SSHRC Initiative on the New Economy. Co-organizer of two How Canadians Communicate conferences, 2002 and 2004 In charge (with David Taras, Frits Pannekoek) of the selection of participants and the organization of presentations to faculty and students on campus and of a scholarly workshop. Co-editor of ensuing collections. Host and organizer: Visiting Scholars, 2002, 2007, 2008 Secured grant funding and brought to campus three eminent international visiting scholars. Planned and implemented their program of public lectures and meetings with faculty and students. Mentor for the first Doctoral Colloquium, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 2008 Reviewed proposals submitted by graduate students, participating in small-group advisory sessions and a joint session over a full day (see Colloquium announcement enclosed). Member, Research Ethics Working Group, Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), 20042009 Contribute to the formulation, updating and dissemination of the research ethics code of the Association. Participated in two conference seminars organized by the Working Group. Gave keynote lecture at the annual meeting of the Virtual Knowledge Studio, a Dutch research 1 network.
MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS AND ASSOCIATIONS International Communication Association. Individual membership. COST A 20 East of West: Setting a New Central and Eastern Media Research Agenda, EU funded research network coordinated by the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. Association of Internet Researchers. Individual membership. Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Individual membership. International Association for Media and Communication Research. Individual membership. 1
Bakardjieva, M. (2008) Ethics 2.0: Balancing Privacy, Publicity and Prudence, keynote presentation at the Virtual Knowledge Studio Annual Meeting, Amsterdam.
CONTRIBUTIONS TO GRADUATE TRAINING Senior Supervisor
Georgia Gaden In progress. Title: The Social Construction of Blogging Genres. Candidacy Exam passed: December 10, 2008. Note: Georgia Gaden is working as a research assistant with me on conducting focus groups with bloggers. We have presented one co-authored conference paper and have co-authored one journal article. Trang Pham In progress. Title: Rural Internet use in Vietnam Andrea Jonahs In progress. Title: Online Discourses of Interracial Relationships Aiden Buckland In progress. Title: Christina Neumayer (ITU of Copenhagen, Co-supervisor) In progress. Rebels of Today: A Critical Analysis of Radical Right and Left Discourse in Digital Media Pimonpan Chainan (Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Cosupervisor) Completed. Pimonpan visited me at the University of Calgary for a year (June 2011-June 2012). Title: Online Social Media and Political Communication of Thai Youth
Master of Arts
Sabrina Krivan In progress. Title: Facebook Identity Formation: Observing the Dramaturgical Evolution of ‘Self’ Todd Andre In progress. Title: The Phenomnon of Human Computer Interaction Design. Todd has worked with me as a research assistant preparing literature reviews and organizing focus groups with Facebook users. Na Hu (Fiona) Defense date: April 13, 2010. Title: Understanding the Human Flesh Search Phenomenon in China Naziat Choudhury Defense date: August 26, 2008. Title: The Internet as an Empowering Tool for Women in Bangladesh. Note: Naziat has assisted me with literature reviewing and focus groups with bloggers. Carol Neuman Defense date: June 17, 2008. Title: Chips Ahoy? Reading Resistance to RFID Tags.. Note: Carol assisted me with the conducting of a focus group in the rural community of Thorsby, AB. Yvonne Poitras-Pratt Defense Date: June 9, 2005. Title: All My Online Relations: Aboriginal Community Participation In Planning For Alberta SuperNet Broadband Technology..
Note: Yvonne worked as a research associate for the Supernet Research Alliance Project as well as a research assistant for my At Home with the Internet project. We have co-authored a conference paper Shea Ellingham Defense date: June, 2003. Title: Internet Lifestyles: Teens and the Online Experience. Note: Shea Ellingham worked as a research assistant for my At Home with the Internet project. She used part of the data collected in the project in her own thesis. Janis Goldie Defense date: June, 2003. Title: Virtual Communities and the Social Dimension of Privacy. Note: Janis Goldie worked as a research assistant for the NSF funded Human Values in the Design and Use of Computer Networks project for which I was a co-investigator. Her thesis research was related to the project. We have published one co-authored chapter.
Master of Communication Studies
Rebecca Dunne Completed (no defense): May 2010. Title: Seeking Health Information Online in a Northern Alberta First Nations Community: A Case Study Jian Jiao Defense date: May, 2007. Title: Understanding Organizational Members’ Use of Communication Media from Organizational Culture Perspective: A Case Study of A Wireless Router Company in China Jana Hands Defense date: April 18, 2003 Title: Computer Mediated Communication: A case study of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s online mentoring program and the impact of Computer Mediated Communication on relationship commitment between mentors and protégés. Kathleen Sitter Defense date: April, 2002. Title: The Interpersonal Internet: A Case Study. Angela Barclay Defense date: January, 2002. Title: A Room of Our Own: Discussing Feminist Science Fiction in Cyberspace
Supervisory Committee Member
Kristin Atwood (Department of Sociology, University of Calgary) In progress: Maintaining ‘the Family’ during Deployment: Presence Work by Military Families Geoffrey Glass (Simon Fraser University) In progress. Title (tentative): Creativity in the Online Commons Paul Lawton. (Department of Sociology, University of Calgary) In progress. Passed candidacies. Title: Computer-Mediated Health Work: Lay and Professional Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Treatment of Diabetes Sharon Mah. Completed: May 12, 2011. Title: Considering Telehealth in First Nation Community Medical Practice.
Delia Dumitrica Completed, June 30, 2011. Title: Nationalism and the Internet. Robin Downey. Completed: September 8, 2008. Title: Controversy, Innovation And Social Movements: Stem Cell Research Paths in Canada.. I have prepared numerous letters of reference for Robin, most recently supporting her in her job and post-doctoral applications. Examiner
Abdul Ahmad (University of Queensland, Australia) Written assessment prepared in January, 2011. Title: The Blog Phenomenon in Malaysia: Empowering Identities and Culturally Constructing Virtual Communities Willem de Koster (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) Defense date: December 4, 2010. Title: ‘Nowhere I Could Talk Like That’ Togetherness and identity on online forums Edward Hamilton (Simon Fraser University) Defense date: January 14, 2009 Title: The Automatic Student and the Robot Professor: Online Education and the Politics of University Reform Communication Vernon Wayne Bachor (Haskayne School of Business) Defense date: April 30, 2008 Thesis Title: Information and Communications Technology Knowledge Diffusion within the Multinational Enterprise Jim Young (Department of Computer Science) Candidacy Exam: December 11, 2008 Human-Robot Interaction Charlotte Tang (Computer Science) Candidacy Exam: April 12, 2006 "Designing technologies to support information flow during nurses' shift change" William Chad Saunders (Haskayne School of Business) Defense date: April 24, 2006 Thesis Title: Knowledge Management Systems and Patenting Tom Kenworthy (Haskayne School of Business) Defense date: August 31, 2005 Title: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Tsily Liebermann (Kinesiology) Defense date: October 31, 2005 Thesis Title: The diffusion of innovation model modifed for educational technology working with coach Laurie Bowers
Candidacy Examination: October 10, 2003 Graduate Division of Educational Research Faculty of Education William Chad Saunders (Haskayne School of Business) Candidacy Examination: December 10, 2003 Haskayne School of Business, Management Information Systems
Master of Arts
Goeffrey Glass (Simon Fraser University) School of Communication, A Community-Based Model for the Production of Ideas April, 11, 2008 Xiaoquin Ran Graduate Program in Communications Studies University of Calgary The Characteristics of the Chinese Internet Industry and their Implications for the Political-Economic Environment August 23, 2001 Jacqueline Quinless MA in Sociology September, 2002 Hannah Scissons The Phenomenology of Play with The Sims Graduate Program in Communication June 23, 2003 Sandra Heffernan Internet Lifestyles: Teens and the Online Experience Graduate Program in Communication April 7, 2003 Jamie Wood Networks of Communication : Innovatition in the Calgary Wireless Cluster Graduate Program in Communication January 16, 2004 Angie Hsieh Thesis Title: Re-Thinking Home In A Wireless Age Communication, Applied Science, Simon Fraser University March, 15, 2005 Julia Bortea Thesis Title: The Intellectual in Political Transition Political Science, Social Sciences, University of Calgary May 10, 2005 Sandy Ross Thesis Title: The Experience of Multi-Player Online Role-playing Games Sociology, Social Sciences, University of Calgary June 6, 2006
Bryanne Miller Thesis Title: Making ‘Cents’ of Arcade Games Communication, University of Calgary October 17, 2007
Master of Communication Studies
Anar Simpson Instrumentalization Theoretic Study of a New Technology Graduate Program in Communications Studies University of Calgary April 19, 2001 David Maskell Thesis Title: Framing Hypertextual Art Communication and Culture April 29, 2005
Christina Rontynen Thesis Title: Facebook Use in Student Governance Communication, Communication and Culture, University of Calgary April 23, 2008 Julie Al-atiit Thesis Title: The impacts of digital information and the integration of the Internet into the rural library Communication, Communication and Culture, University of Calgary April 16, 2007 Drahomira Lewis Honours Thesis May, 2002
Employer & Supervisor of Research Assistants
The following students have conducted research interviews related to my projects under my supervision: Sue Borland, Sandra Heffernan, Jennifer Medlock, Nils Olson, John Abraham (MA students in Communications), Noer Wuisman, (MA student in Education), Julia Arndt (Ph.D. Sociology), Nina Hornjatkevyc, (MA Psychology). Nils Olson and Jennifer Medlock have also assisted me as project coordinators. Amanda Willams helped me organize rural focus groups. Amanda and I have co-authored a journal article.