Santa Clara University

Sociology department

Laura Robinson

Assistant Professor of Sociology
Office: O’Connor Hall 312
Phone: 408/554-4509

Her research interests include new media, digital inequality, sociology of culture, sociology of communication and media, cross-national sociology of the U.S., Western Europe, Brazil, and Latin America. Her work has appeared Qualitative Sociology, The Social Science Computer Review, New Media & Society, The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Les Actes de l’Art & @rt, and Everyday eBay Culture, Collecting, and Desire.

Prior to joining the Sociology Department, Dr. Robinson carried out two years of fieldwork on digital inequality as a Postdoctoral Fellow at USC. She is currently continuing her work in this area through a multi-method longitudinal study.

She has served as a Council Member at-large of the Computer and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association.

At Santa Clara she teaches Principles of Sociology; Computers, Internet & Society; and Business, Technology, and Society

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