DigitalValues aims to study the construction of values in social media through a comparative analysis of user-generated content in five languages.
Here are the people who will share this journey.
Blake Hallinan is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Blake received a PhD in Communication from the University of Colorado Boulder (2019) and a Masters degree from the department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Dr. Hallinan studies how feelings are represented and experienced through technologies such as the Like button. By transforming feelings into information, these technologies change how people understand and express emotions, and also open up new possibilities for exploiting affective information through personalized recommendations, predictions, and administrative decision-making. Drawing on historical, critical, and qualitative research methods, Blake’s research explores the cultural and ethical concerns around these technologies of feeling.
Bumsoo Kim (Ph.D., The University of Alabama) is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research interests include digital media, political communication, and local communication ecology. More specifically, his research investigates the effects of emerging media technologies on local communication practices, political engagement, and incivility. His work has been published in New Media & Society; Society and Computers in Human Behavior, among others, and he has received several research paper awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Bumsoo is from Seoul, Korea.
Saki Mizoroki is a doctoral student at the University of Tokyo and a Visiting Research fellow at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After working as a journalist/editor/translator for a total of fourteen years, Saki decided to return to academia. Her research focuses on gender representation in Japanese media. Born and bred in Tokyo, she studied international politics and law at Sophia University in Tokyo, completing a one-year exchange program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and then earned the Master of Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She has extensive journalist experiences at a traditional top-national newspaper, The Asahi, and new online media, BuzzFeed Japan. She keeps writing for a Japanese magazine as a freelancer.
Rebecca Scharlach is a doctoral student at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Her research focuses on social media, digital methods, and new Internet-based developments. In her Master thesis “I post, therefore I am? The self in algorithmically controlled interaction”, she explored the influences of Instagram on the identity of its users. Alongside her studies she worked in projects dealing with audio-visual media platforms (Film University Babelsberg, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet & Society), and postdigital culture (University of Applied Sciences Potsdam). She received scholarships from the German national scholarship program and the DAAD.
Tommaso Trillo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Communication and Journalism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tommaso holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Łodz, Poland (2019), where he conducted his research in the context of the Marie Skłodowska Curie project ‘GRACE - Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe’ (MSCA action grant agreement No 675378). His main research interests revolve around the social production of cultures of gender equality via multimodal text, especially as circulated on social media platforms. Before his doctorate, Tommaso read for an MSc in Migration Studies at University of Oxford and for a BA in Political Sciences at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy.