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Researcher: 

Anabel Quan-Haase, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies & Department of Sociology, University of Western Ontario.

Currently involved in 4 different projects. (1) IM on Campus investigates the uses of communication technologies and in particular instant messaging by young people. (2) International Media Uses is a comparative study looking at university student's use of instant messaging with data from the U.S., Canada, and Israel.  (3) Complex Identities in the The Hispanic Baroque is a collaborative project with hispanists, cultural theorists, historians and scholars from other disciplines examining how identity formed during the Hispanic Baroque period and factors influencing identity expression. (4) Mobile Technologies examines how Canadians have adopted mobile phones and the social and cultural uses of the technology.  There is more information about each project in the project section, you can also send me an email if you want to find out more () (http://publish.uwo.ca/~aquanhaa/)

Resources: 

Quan-Haase, A. (forthcoming 2008). Instant Messaging on Campus: A Literature Review. The Information Society.

Quan-Haase, A. (2007). College Students' Local and Distant Communication: Blending Online and Offline Media. Information, Communication and Society, 10, 5, 671-693.