Kate Crawford is an Associate Professor in the Journalism and Media Research Centre. Her research focuses on social change and media technologies, particularly the terrain between humans, mobiles and social networks. She has published widely on cultures of technology use, and is interested in the way media histories inform the present.
Kate recently completed the largest study of mobile media use by 18-30 year olds in Australia, funded by the Australian Research Council. It used both qualitative and quantitative methods to look at the role of the mobile in relation to ideas of friendship, intimacy and social connectedness. In 2010-2011, she conducted ethnographic research in India on the current uses of networked technologies and the growing significance of the mobile. Her next book is the co-authored 'Internet Adaptations: Language, Technology, Media, Power' (Palgrave Macmillan).