In association with Science Oxford
From 12 to 22 October 2018

Understanding Social Media: young people, identity and change

Venue: Clore Old Library, University Church, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ

Social media has become a key communication tool for many people. Hear the results of an interdisciplinary study from Dr Finola Kerrigan and Dr Lisa Thomas that examined social media use and online-offline balance in the context of a significant life transition: that of young people transitioning to life at university.

Dr Lisa Thomas is a Senior Researcher within the Psychology and Communication Technology (PaCT) Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. She has worked on three large EPSRC projects exploring public responses to identity management technologies of the future; the curation of identity via social media and is currently working on a project improve digital devices for the voluntary sector.

Dr Finola Kerrigan is a Reader in Marketing and Consumption at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham where she researches marketing and consumption in relation to digital identity, branding and the arts. She is currently working on issues of mis-profiling and perceived discrimination on social media.

There is no need to book a ticket for this event, but it helps us monitor interest if you register here.

This event is free to attend, though donations to IF Oxford are welcomed.

Entrance to Clore Old Library is via Radcliffe Square (Vaults Cafe).

17th October 2018
Event Type
Discussion
Topic
Computing, Society

Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 21:00

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