Mary Gray, new report on the future of work

Join us in congratulating Senior Principal Researcher and Social Media Collective member Mary Gray, for two achievements this week! Yesterday, the Digital Future Society released a report this week called “The Future of Work in the Digital Era: The Rise of Labour Platforms.” Mary co-authored the report with the other members of the Equitable Growth …

Continue reading Mary Gray, new report on the future of work

Applications are due Dec. 1, for the Social Media Collective postdoc. Here’s how to apply!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2019 The Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for a social media postdoctoral researcher (anticipated start date: July 2020). This position is an ideal opportunity for a scholar whose work draws on communication, media studies, anthropology, sociology, and/or science and technology studies to bring empirical and …

Continue reading Applications are due Dec. 1, for the Social Media Collective postdoc. Here’s how to apply!

PhD students studying tech+media+society! Come intern with the SMC at Microsoft Research NE, summer 2020!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 6, 2020 Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for advanced PhD students to join the Social Media Collective (SMC) for its 12-week Internship program. The Social Media Collective (SMC), a network of social science and humanistic researchers, spans several Microsoft Research labs. The SMC PhD interns work in the MSRNE Lab …

Continue reading PhD students studying tech+media+society! Come intern with the SMC at Microsoft Research NE, summer 2020!

The incoming 2019 summer interns for the Social Media Collective!

The SMC internship doesn't just bring us bright students, eager to take on original research projects and be part of the SMC and MSRNE community for the summer. It certainly does that. But it also makes us grow - we get blown open every time we welcome such a startling range of people, of topics, …

Continue reading The incoming 2019 summer interns for the Social Media Collective!

The SMC is hiring a Research Assistant in the New England lab

The Social Media Collective is looking for a Research Assistant to work with us at Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The MSR Social Media Collective in New England currently consists of Nancy Baym, Tarleton Gillespie, Mary L. Gray, and Elena Maris in Cambridge, as well as faculty visitors and Ph.D. interns affiliated with the MSR New England. …

Continue reading The SMC is hiring a Research Assistant in the New England lab

Now hiring: Research Assistant position at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)

Check out this great opportunity to work with our colleague Sean Rintel in the MSR UK lab! ... The Human Experience & Design group is seeking a Research Assistant to support work on communication technology projects, with a focus on video-mediated communication. This is a 12-month full-time position on-site in Cambridge, UK. This is an …

Continue reading Now hiring: Research Assistant position at Microsoft Research Cambridge (UK)

MSRNE is seeking postdocs… social media scholars are encouraged to apply!

This year our Microsoft Research, New England lab is seeking to fill an open postdoctoral line - for which social media candidates are eligible. We strongly encourage applicants with expertise that complements those of the Social Media Collective, and that bridges between our interests and other areas of our lab (economics, ICT4D, machine learning and …

Continue reading MSRNE is seeking postdocs… social media scholars are encouraged to apply!

The call! 2019 summer internships with the MSR Social Media Collective

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 18, 2019 Microsoft Research New England (MSRNE) is looking for advanced PhD students to join the Social Media Collective (SMC) for its 12-week Internship program. The Social Media Collective (in New England, we are Nancy Baym, Tarleton Gillespie, and Mary Gray, with current postdoc Elena Maris) bring together empirical and critical perspectives to …

Continue reading The call! 2019 summer internships with the MSR Social Media Collective

Playing to the NYC Crowd and other SMC outings

As I hope you've heard by now, the SMC is publishing books like mad. Tarleton Gillespie's Custodians of the Internet is blazing a trail through the content moderation debate, Mary Gray and Sid Suri's Ghost Work will be out in May, and my own Playing to the Crowd has hit the road seeking readers. In that vein, here are some upcoming …

Continue reading Playing to the NYC Crowd and other SMC outings

Welcome our new SMC postdoc, Elena Maris!

We're thrilled to announce our newest postdoc in the Social Media Collective, based in the New England lab of Microsoft Research! Elena Maris, University of Pennsylvania Elena received her Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research examines the ways media/tech industries and audiences work to influence …

Continue reading Welcome our new SMC postdoc, Elena Maris!