Laura RobinsonPublicationsESMC

​Links to Selected Publications


Laura Robinson, Øyvind N. Wiborg, and Jeremy M. Schulz. 2018
"Interlocking Inequalities: Digital Stratification Meets Academic Stratification"
American Behavioral Scientist

Laura Robinson and Brian Gran. 2018
"No Kid is An Island: Privacy Scarcities and Digital Inequalities"
American Behavioral Scientist

Laura Robinson. 2017
"The Identity Curation Game: Digital Inequality, Identity work, and Emotion Management"
Information, Communication & Society

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

Laura Robinson. 2017
"Collective Memory: September 11th Now and Then"
Information, Communication & Society

    Top Four Faculty Paper 
    NCA International and Intercultural Communication Division 

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

Laura Robinson, Shelia Cotten, Hiroshi Ono, Anabel Quan-Haase, Gustavo 
Mesch, Wenhong Chen, Jeremy Schulz, Tim Hale, and Mike Stern. 2015
"Digital Inequalities and Why They Matter"
Information Communication & Society

Laura Robinson. 2014
"Freeways, Detours and Dead Ends: Search Journeys Among Disadvantaged Youth"
New Media & Society

Laura Robinson. 2014
"Endowed, Entrepreneurial, & Empowered Information-Seekers: Doing A Lot With A Lot, Doing A Lot With A Little"
Information Communication & Society

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

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

Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz. 2013
"Net Time Negotiations Within the Family"
Information Communication & Society

Laura Robinson. 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)

Laura Robinson. 2011
"Information Channel Preferences and Information Opportunity Structures"
Information Communication & Society

Laura Robinson. 2009
"A Taste for the Necessary: A Bourdieuian Approach to Digital Inequality"
Information Communication & Society

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

Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz. 2008
"New Avenues for Sociological Inquiry: Evolving Forms of Ethnographic Practice"

    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

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

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

Laura Robinson. 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

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

Laura Robinson. 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

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


Laura, Robinson, Wenhong Chen, and Jeremy Schulz. 2018
"Digital Inequality Across Major Life Realms"
American Behavioral Scientist

    Laura Robinson, Laura, Wenhong Chen, Jeremy Schulz, and Aneka Khilnani
    Digital Inequality Across Multiple Life Realms"

Laura Robinson, Gina Neff, and Jeremy Schulz. 2017
"Forum on Venture Labor"
The International Journal of Communication 

    Laura Robinson
    Venture Labor: Entrepreneuring the Good Life?

    Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz
​    Venture Labor| Foreword to Critical Commentary on Venture Labor

Robinson, Laura and Apryl Williams
Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going
Information, Communication & Society

    Robinson, Laura and Apryl Williams
    Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going

Gina Neff and Laura Robinson. 2012
The Social Matrix of the Emergent Web
Information, Communication & Society

    Gina, Neff and Laura Robinson
    The Social Matrix of the Emergent Web: Governance, Exchange, Participation, and Engagement


Jeremy Schulz, Laura Robinson, John Baldwin, Heloisa Pait, Apryl Williams, Jenny Davis, Gabe Ignatow, Editors. 2019
Millennials and Media

Casey Brienza, Laura Robinson, Barry Wellman, Shelia Cotten, and Wenhong Chen. Editors. 2018
The M in CITAMS@30: Media Sociology

Barry Wellman, Laura Robinson, Casey Brienza, Wenhong Chen, and Shelia Cotten. Editors. 2018
Networks, Hacking, and Media--CITAMS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow

Apryl Williams, Ruth Tsuria, and Laura Robinson. 2018. Editors.
Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity

Robinson, Laura, Jeremy Schulz, Apryl Williams, Pedro Aguiar, John Baldwin, Antonio C. La Pastina, 
Monica Martinez, Sonia Virgínia Moreira, Heloisa Pait, and Joseph D. Straubhaar. Editors. 2017
Brazil: Media from the Country of the Future

Robinson, Laura, Jeremy Schulz, and Hopeton Dunn. Editors. 2016
Digital Empowerment: Opportunities and Challenges of Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean

Robinson, Laura, Jeremy Schulz, Shelia Cotten, Tim Hale, Apryl Williams, and Joy Hightower. Editors. 2016
New Media Cultures

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, Jeremy Schulz, Tim Hale, and Apryl Williams. Editors. 2015
Digital Distinctions and Inequalities

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz. Editors. 2015
Politics, Participation, and Production

Robinson, Laura, Shelia Cotten, and Jeremy Schulz. Editors. 2014
Doing and Being Digital: Mediated Childhoods


Jeremy Schulz and Laura Robinson. 2017
"Security-Autonomy-Mobility Roadmaps: Passports to Security"
In Beyond the Cubicle. Allison Pugh. Editor. Oxford University Press

John Baldwin , Phillip Chidester ,and Laura Robinson. 2017. 
"Countercultural Happenings: The Performance of Revolt in Brazil’s Tropicália Movement"
In Brazil: Media from the Country of the Future. Emerald Studies in Media and Communications

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

Laura Robinson. 2015
"Cosmopolitan Perspectives on Suffering"
In World Suffering and Quality of Life (Social Indicators Research Series 56), R. E. Anderson. Editor. 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 Communication and “The Good Life” H. Wang. Editor. 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 Inequality. Emerald Studies in Media and Communications

Laura Robinson and Jeremy Schulz. 2011
"New Fieldsites, New Methods: New Ethnographic Opportunities"
In The Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research. Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Editor. Oxford University Press

Laura Robinson. 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. Editors. Routledge


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"
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"
MIT Press