Social & Cultural Studies

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312 South Hall
(510) 642-7584
Associate Professor
Focus: technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
305A South Hall
(510) 643-6388
Associate Professor
Focus: Social exchange, social psychology, social networks and information exchange
305B South Hall
(510) 643-3894
Adjunct Professor
Focus: The concept of information; the history of information; the history of trademarks and their informational role; critical information studies.
(510) 643-3894
Adjunct Professor
Focus: "Information" — what a concept.
311 South Hall
(510) 643-2253
Adjunct Professor
Focus: Social media, digital activism and Internet freedom

Recent Research News

Is technology affecting our mental health? Can technology support free speech and still protect against harassment? How do we embed our biases in big data algorithms? The Center for Technology, Society & Policy wants to explore these questions and more.
Bamman’s work applies natural language processing and machine learning techniques to empirical questions in the humanities and social sciences.
Professor Xiao was named to the list for “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.”
New research presents case studies from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Rajasthan, India, at the turn of the 20th century; and a present-day Indian welfare system.
Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
Adjunct professor Xiao Qiang documents the spread of subversive online wordplay and its implications for China’s sense of national identity and political future.
New research by Ph.D. student Elisa Oreglia looks under the surface of rural Chinese Internet use and reveals a rich nuanced relationship between older, less-educated Chinese villagers, computers, and the Internet.
New research by Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many Ghanaians have struggled to form connections with foreigners and to share in the prosperity of the information age.