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Emerging media, mobile communication, and digital education researcher and author

I research emerging media, mobile communication, and digital education. I am a faculty member at the Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. My current work focuses on the political economy of mobile phone usage. I tweet (sometimes) at @colinagur.

About Me

Emerging media, mobile communication, and digital education

My research explores emerging media, with interests in mobile communication, digital games, and the political economy of media. In addition to my book, Education and Social Media: Toward a Digital Future (2016, MIT Press), my work has appeared in journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Media + Society, Mobile Media & Communication, Games & Culture, Media and Communication, and Journalism. At the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota, I served as Faculty Fellow and member of the Advisory Board. At the International Communication Association, I have served as Division Chair (Mobile Communication), member of the Board of Directors, and Chair of a Presidential Task Force. I also sit on the editorial board of New Media and Society. Since arriving at the University of Minnesota in 2016, I have taught JOUR 1501 (Digital Games and Society), JOUR 3551 (The Business of Digital Media), JOUR 3553 (Mobile Communication), and JOUR 8003 (Theories & Issues in Digital Media Studies).

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. I was also a Tow Fellow at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism where I researched chat apps in China and Hong Kong. My dissertation examined mobile phone networks in India, identifying intended and unanticipated consequences of the rapid network development that has taken place since the 1990s.


Contact Me

206 Church Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

cpagur [at] umn [dot] edu


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