University of Calgary

Maria Bakardjieva

  • Professor
  • Chair - Comm & Media Studies

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

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

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