In March 2023, I gave the keynote for the annual conference of the Connecticut Association for Adult and Continuing Education in Groton, CT. The keynote, entitled “community-building and dialogue on social media: Examining democracy in the 21st century,” addressed the threat and opportunities presented by social media platforms. More information about the keynote and the…
Maine Calling: Finding common ground
In January 2023, I was a guest on an episode of Maine Calling. In this episode, we talked about how to find common ground in polarized times. The episode can be found here.
Democracy Forum: Facebook and democracy
In February 2022, Jessica Brandt (policy director at the Brookings Institution) and I spoke to WERU Community Radio about how Facebook and Democracy coexist. You can list to the conversation here.
Democracy, dialogue and civility in a social media age: Talk given at CAACE
In March 2022, I spoke to the Connecticut Association of Adult and Continuing Education about the intersection between democracy, dialogue, and civility in an era where most of our conversations take place through social media platforms.
Maine Calling: Polarized Nation
On January 11, 2021, I was a guest on Maine Calling, Maine Public Radio’s talk show, to discuss the polarization that characterizes the United States, and what we can do to remediate this. You can listen to the episode here.
In November 2020, the ZDF interviewed me for a segment on cancel culture. The item (in German), was uploaded to their YouTube channel. You can view it here.
Guest lecture at the University of British Columbia
On March 7 & 8, 2019, I will be visiting the Centre for Media Studies at the University of British Columbia to give a guest lecture on Twitter and the commodification of political narratives. More information on the event can be found on the Centre’s website.
Maine Calling: Social media shaming
On March 5, I appeared on Maine Calling to discuss social media shaming. You can find the episode here.
Maine Calling: Facebook – how will recent scandals affect the social media giant?
On January 30, 2019, I appeared on Maine Calling to discuss the recent scandals surrounding Facebook. Fellow guests were Rich Brooks and Amanda O’Brien. You can find the show here.
Maine Humanities Council
Starting in November 2018, I am part of the Maine Humanities Council “World in your library” speaker series. This program features Maine-based speakers, and my talk will center on social media and democracy.