Ph.D. Assistant Professor
I am a faculty member at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. My research examines contemporary mobile phone usage, the social and legal implications of mass mobile telephony, and the unanticipated consequences of network development. I tweet at @colinagur.
Mobile Communication, Emerging Media, Networks, and Digital Games
My research examines contemporary mobile phone usage, the social and legal implications of mass mobile telephony, and the unanticipated consequences of network development.
Since arriving at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, I have taught three undergraduate courses (Digital Games and Society, The Business of Digital Media, and Mobile Communication) and continued my research on mobile communication.
In addition to my work at the University of Minnesota, I am active at the International Communication Association (ICA). I am Past Chair of the Mobile Communication Interest Group, a network of 250 researchers around the world. I am also a past member of the ICA Board of Directors and the planning committees for the Prague (2018) and Washington, D.C. (2019) worldwide annual meetings.
I am an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. And I completed my PhD in Communications at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. My dissertation examined mobile phone networks in India, identifying intended and unanticipated consequences of the rapid network development that has taken place in recent years.
206 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
cpagur [at] umn [dot] edu