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 looks at the role of mobile communication adoption and usage in everyday life, work, and business settings. My research also shows the complexity of mobile usage in work and business environments where norms and practices underlying such settings are being co-opted by users.

I have taught a range of graduate and undergraduate courses: from The Business of Digital Media, Digital Games and Society, Mobile Communication, and Theories and Issues in Digital Technology.

I am also 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 was 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. 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 in recent years.


Contact Me

206 Church Street SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

cpagur [at] umn [dot] edu