I was a PhD Candidate in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. My research interests include the use of Ebooks by Humanist Scholars and the role of serendipity in the research process of the historian. My academic background is in the areas of English Literature and History, and I am working to keep an interdisciplinary approach throughout my doctoral work by participating in the growing world of the Digital Humanities.
I completed my PhD in Library and Information Science in 2016 at the University of Western Ontario. My research interests are in the general areas of social media and learning. In particular, I am interested in the role of social media platforms/practices in the facilitation of formal and informal learning.
Jonathas Leopoldo de Mello
Jonathas Brazilian, graduated in journalism at Federal University of Santa Catarina, currently at Masters in the same university at Knowledge Engineering and Management. Visiting researcher at the University of Western Ontario. By the Emerging Leaders of the America’s Program (ELAP) is being advised by Prof Anabel Quan Haase in the research ICT4EW
I was a Master’s student in the Media Studies program at UWO and, using a mixed methods approach, I investigated the role of Facebook in romantic breakups. A quantitative portion of my study examined the relationship between Facebook use and post-breakup distress, and a qualitative analysis focused on the strategies that individuals employ to cope with distress caused by content on Facebook.
Graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a BA in Management and Organizational Studies with specialization in Human Resources and a double major in Sociology. Currently an MA student at the University of Western Ontario in Sociology, researching academic institutions and engagement with students through social media usage.