Associate Professor in Internet Studies, Curtin University
Tama Leaver is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internet Studies at Curtin University, and a researcher working in Curtin’s Centre for Culture and Technology and the Curtin Institute for Computation.
His research interests include social media, online identity, digital death, infancy online and media distribution.
He has published in a number of journals including Social Media + Society, Communication Research and Practice, Information Communication and Society, Popular Communication, Media International Australia, Comparative Literature Studies and the Fibreculture journal.
He is the author of Artificial Culture: Identity, Technology and Bodies (Routledge, 2012), co-editor (with Mike Kent) of An Education in Facebook? Higher Education and the World's Largest Social Network (Routledge, 2014) and co-editor (with Michele Willson) of Social, Casual and Mobile Games: The Changing Gaming Landscape (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). He is currently researching the way birth, early life and death are changing in the era of networked digital communications.
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