I am an assistant professor of sociology at Rhode Island College. I research the social implications of various information and communication technologies (ICTs) including the Internet and. I am especially interested in how these technologies increase or decrease inequality between classes, racial groups, and nations. Thus, my work often touches on issues of the digital divide and digital inequality. The question that powers all of my work is: “How does the digital environment influence historical class and racial inequalities in society“?
Recently I edited a special issue in the open source journal Future Internet. See the issue here. Five articles focusing on social inequality in the digital environment were published in this issue.
I am finishing up a book manuscript that illustrates an approach to exploring the role ICTs play on sociological processes.
- Sample Chapter 3 – “The Digital Practice Perspective”
- Sample Chapter 6 – “Building Digital Enclaves”
- Sample Chapter 7 – “The Digital Practice Perspective and Social Policy: Improving the Social, Cultural, and Civic Quality of the Digital Environment”