Anabel Quan-Haase


Anabel Quan-Haase is Professor of Information & Media Studies and Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Quan-Haase received her Master of Science in Psychology from the Humboldt-University  in Berlin in 1998 under the supervision of Dr. Herbert Hagendorf and her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the University of Toronto in 2004 under the supervision of Dr. Lynne Howarth and advisory committee members Drs. Barry Wellman, Chun Wei Choo and Derick de Kerckhove. She engages in interdisciplinarity, knowledge transfer, and public outreach. Her focus is on social change, social media, and social networks. She is the co-editor of the Handbook of Social Media Research Methods with Luke Sloan (Sage, 2017) and the co-author of Real-Life Sociology with Lorne Tepperman (Oxford University Press, forthcoming) as well as the author of Technology and Society (Oxford University Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in top journals of the field including New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationInformation, Communication & Society, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), The Information Society, Journal of Documentation, Information ResearchBig Data + Society, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Sociology Profile

FIMS Profile

Google Scholar Profile Profile

Research Gate Profile

Disciplinary and interdisciplinary Committees

Chair of Compute Canada’s Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) – Humanities and Social Science Committee (2016-2018)

SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition (member) 2017

ASIS&T ProQuest Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee (member) 2017



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