Laura Robinson
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Links to Selected Publications
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Ignatow, Gabe and Laura Robinson. 2017. “Pierre Bourdieu: Theorizing the Digital.” Information, Communication & Society.

Robinson, Laura. 2016. “Collective memory: September 11th now and then.” Information, 
Communication and Society.

    Top Four Faculty Paper 
    NCA International and Intercultural Communication Division 

Robinson, Laura and Jeremy Schulz. 2016."Eliciting Frontstage and Backstage Talk with the Iterated Questioning Approach." Sociological Methodology. 

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, Hiroshi Ono, Anabel Quan-Haase, Gustavo Mesch, Wenhong Chen, Jeremy Schulz, Tim Hale, and Mike Stern. 2015. “Digital Inclusion and Why It Matters.” Information, Communication and Society.

Robinson, Laura. 2014. “Freeways, detours and dead ends: Search journeys among disadvantaged youth.” New Media & Society.

Robinson, Laura. 2014.“Endowed, Entrepreneurial, and Empowered Information-Seekers: Doing A Lot With A Lot, Doing A Lot With A Little.” Information, Communication, and Society.

     Inclusion in the "Stellar Seven"
     ASA: Communication and Information Technologies Section (CITASA)

Schulz, Jeremy and Laura Robinson. 2013. “Shifting Grounds and Evolving Battlegrounds.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology.

Robinson, Laura and Jeremy Schulz. 2013. “Net Time Negotiations within the Family.” Information, Communication, and Society.

Robinson, Laura. 2012. “Information-Seeking 2.0: The Effects of Informational Advantage.” Recherches en sciences sociales sur Internet/Social Science Research on the Internet.

      Paper Award Honorable Mention Co-Winner
      ASA: Communication and Information Technologies Section (CITASA)

Robinson, Laura. 2011. “Information Channel Preferences and Information Opportunity Structures.” Information, Communication, and Society.

Robinson, Laura. 2009. “A Taste for the Necessary: A Bourdieuian Approach to Digital Inequality.” Information, Communication, and Society.

     Reprinted "Education and Technology: Critical Concepts in Education" edited by C. Davies and R. Eynon 
     Routledge Major Works Series 2015

Robinson, Laura and Jeremy Schulz. 2009. “New Avenues for Sociological Inquiry: Evolving Forms of Ethnographic Practice.” Sociology.

      Featured: "Exploring Trends and Challenges in Sociological Research” edited by L. Ryan and L. McKie 
      “Sociology’s First E-Special Issue" 2012

      Reprinted “SAGE Internet Research Methods” edited by J. Hughes
      SAGE Library of Research Methods 2012

      Reprinted “Virtual Research Methods” edited by C. Hine
      SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods 2012

      Reprinted “Approaches to Fieldwork” edited by S. Hillyard 
      SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods 2014

Robinson, Laura. 2009. “Cultural Tropes and Discourse: Brazilians, French, and Americans Debate September 11, 2001.” The International Journal of Communication. 

Robinson, Laura. 2008. “The Moral Accounting of Terrorism: Competing Interpretations of September 11, 2001.” Qualitative Sociology,

Robinson, Laura. 2007. “The Cyberself: Symbolic Interaction in the Digital Age.” New Media & Society.

      Paper Award 
      ASA: Communication and Information Technology Section (CITASA)
      Reprinted: Biograf Journal for Qualitative Research. 2010. 

Robinson, Laura. 2006. “Online Art Auctions à la française and à l’américaine: eBay France and eBay USA.” The Social Science Computer Review.

Robinson, Laura. 2005. “Debating the Events of September 11th: Discursive and Interactional Dynamics in Three Online Fora.” The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

     Best Graduate Student Paper
     ASA: Communication and Information Technologies Section (CITASA)

     Student Paper Award
     Association of Internet Researchers

Robinson, Laura and David Halle. 2002. “Digitization, the Internet, and the Arts: eBay, SAG, e-Books, and Napster.” Qualitative Sociology.


BOOKS: EMERALD STUDIES IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS

​Robinson, Laura and Shelia Cotten, series editors. 2017. Brazil: Media from the Country of the Future: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications: Vol. 13). Bingley: Emerald Books.

Robinson, Laura and Shelia Cotten, series editors. 2016. ICTs and the Politics of Inclusion in the Caribbean and Latin America: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications: Vol. 12). Bingley: Emerald Books

Robinson, Laura, Jeremy Schulz, Shelia Cotten, Tim Hale, Apryl Williams, and Joy Hightower, editors. 2016. New Media Cultures: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Vol. 11). Bingley: Emerald Books.

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, Jeremy Schulz, Tim Hale, and Apryl Williams, editors. 2015. Digital Distinctions and Inequalities: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Vol. 10). Bingley: Emerald Books.

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz, editors. 2015. Politics, Participation, and Production: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Vol. 9). Bingley: Emerald Books.

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz, editors. 2014. Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods: Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Emerald Studies in Media and Communications Vol. 8). Bingley: Emerald Books. 


BOOK CHAPTERS

Kretchmer, Susan et al. including, Laura Robinson. 2016. “The Digital Divide: Worldwide Challenges for Communication Across the Life Span in the Digital Age.” In Communication Across the Lifespan. Jon F. Nussbaum. Editor. Peter Lang.

Robinson, Laura. 2015. “Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Suffering” in World Suffering and Quality of Life (Social Indicators Research Series 56), edited by R. E. Anderson. Dordrecht: Springer. 

Kretchmer, Susan, Joy Pierce, and Laura Robinson. 2015. “The 20th Anniversary of the Digital Divide: Challenges and Opportunities for Communication and 'The Good Life’“ in the International Communication Association Theme Book, edited by H. Wang. New York: Peter Lang.

Kuo-Ting Huang, Laura Robinson, and Shelia R. Cotten. 2015. “Mind the emotional gap: The impact of emotional costs on student learning outcomes.” In Digital Distinctions and Inequalities. Laura Robinson, Shelia Cotten, Jeremy Schulz, Tim Hale, and Apryl Williams. Editors. Emerald Studies in Media and Communications: Communication and Information Technologies Annual. 

Robinson, Laura and Jeremy Schulz. 2011. “New Fieldsites, New Methods: New Ethnographic Opportunities.” in The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research. Sharlene Hesse-Biber (Ed.), Oxford University Press.

Robinson, Laura. 2006. “Black Friday and Feedback Bombing: An Examination of Trust and Online Community in eBay’s Early History” in Everyday eBay Culture, Collecting, and Desire. Ken Hillis, Michael Petit and Nathan Epley (Eds.), Routledge.


MULTI-AUTHORED PUBLICATIONS WITH MIT PRESS

Ito, Mizuko (lead author) and (contributing authors) Sonja Baumer, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Rachel Cody, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Heather Horst, Patricia Lange, Dilan Mahendran, Katynka Martinez, C. J. Pascoe, Dan Perkel, Laura Robinson, Christo Sims and Lisa Tripp. 2009. Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Ito, Mizuko, Heather Horst, Matteo Bittanti, danah boyd, Becky Herr-Stephenson, Patricia Lange, C.J. Pascoe, and Laura Robinson. 2009. Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project. Cambridge: MIT Press. 


GUEST EDITED JOURNAL ISSUES: Information, Communication and Society

Robinson, Laura and Apryl Williams, guest editors. 2015. Information, Communication and Society 18(5).

Neff, Gina and Laura Robinson, guest editors. 2012. Information, Communication and Society 15(4).


ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES

Robinson, Laura and Jeremy Schulz. Forthcoming 2016. “Sociology of Culture" in International Encyclopedia of Communication Theory and Philosophy, edited by K. Bruhn Jensen (editor) and R. T. Craig, J. Pooley, and E. Rothenbuhler (associate editors). Malden: Wiley Blackwell. 

Robinson, Laura. 2012. “Email” in Encyclopedia of Global Studies, edited by M. Juergensmeyer and H. Anheier. Thousand Oaks: Sage.