University of Calgary

Maria Bakardjieva

  • Professor
  • Chair - Comm & Media Studies

Currently Teaching

 W2023 - COMS 613 - Communication Theory
SEM 1T 14:00 - 16:45
SS 202
Outline
 W2023 - COMS 713 - PhD Theory Seminar
SEM 1T 14:00 - 16:45
SS 315
Outline
 F2023 - COMS 591 - Capstone Seminar in Communication and Media
 W2024 - COMS 503.8 - Advanced Special Topics in Communication and Media Studies (Social and Media Activism)
LEC 1R 14:00 - 16:45
ST 125
 W2024 - COMS 631 - Social and Media Activism
SEM 1R 14:00 - 16:45
ST 125

Education

Ph.D. in Communication (2000)

School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada

 

Ph.D. in Sociology (1995)

Institute of Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

Dissertation: The Social Adoption of New Communication Technologies

Current Projects

New Media and the Dynamics of Civil Society in the New EU Democracies: Retooling Citizenship in the Baltics and the Balkans.

Social Media and Civic Culture: Investigating Emerging Practices of Democratic Participation in Canada.

Past Projects

New Media and Citizen Voices in the European Public Sphere: The Case of Bulgaria.

Sense-making, SuperNet Use, and the Meaning of Community Life. (Subproject under The Alberta SuperNet Research Alliance)

At Home with the Internet: Competing Meanings of a New Medium.

Community Values in the Use of Computer Networks. (with Principal Investigator: Andrew Feenberg) 

New Media User Studies and Education Lab

Appropriate Media Policy for a Small Post-Communist State: Evaluating the Available Models from a Bulgarian Perspective. 

Human Values in the Use of Computer Networks: The Ethics of Virtual Community. (with Principal Investigator: Andrew Feenberg) 

Book Chapters

Bakardjieva, M. (2017). Intersubjectivity across Media. The Structures of the Lifeworld Revisited. In Sandvik, Kjetil, Thorhauge, Anne Mette, & Bjarki, Valtysson (Eds.). The Media and the Mundane: Communication Across Media in Everyday Life. Gothenburg: Nordicom, pp. 68-88. 

Bakardjieva, M. (2017). Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality – Introduction. In Gehl, Robert & Bakardjieva, Maria (Eds.). Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-16. 

Bakardjieva, M. (2017). Rationalizing Sociality: An Unfinished Script for Socialbots. In Gehl, Robert & Bakardjieva, Maria (Eds.). Socialbots and Their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality. New York: Routledge, pp. 207-229.   

Bakardjieva, M. (2016). Computer-mediated Communication. In Jensen, Klaus Bruhn, & Craig, Robert T. (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy. JohnWiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 332-352

Bakardjieva, M. (2016). Navigating the “Mediapolis”: Digital Media and Emerging Practices of Democratic Participation. In Foshay, R. (Ed.). Identity, Agency, and the Digital Nexus: Theory, Culture, Politics. Athabasca University Press.

Bakardjieva, M. (2013). Bringing up bg-mamma: Organized producers between community and commerce. In Olsson. T. (Ed.). Producing the Internet: Critical Perspectives of Social Media. Goteborg: Nordicom, pp. 145-164.

Bakardjieva, M. (2011). The Internet in everyday life: Exploring the tenets and contributions of diverse approaches. In Ess, C., Consalvo M., & Brunett, R. (Eds.). The Blackwell Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 59-82.

Publications

Journal Article

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