Professor and Chair in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Maria Bakardjieva is Professor and Chair in Communication and Media Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of Internet Society: The Internet in Everyday Life (2005, Sage) and co-editor of three collections, most recently, Socialbots and their Friends: Digital Media and the Automation of Sociality (Routledge, 2017) with Robert Gehl. Between 2010 and 2013, she served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. She has numerous publications in leading journals and influential anthologies in the area of Communication and Media Studies with a focus on the social and cultural implications of Internet and digital media use in various contexts.