My name is Amber and I’m a master’s student at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Communication, specializing in media studies. I’m a graduate of Carleton University and was an exchange student at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. I’m also a head lifeguard, swimming and dance instructor and a lover of travel and dachshunds.
For my master’s research paper I would like to understand the role a social media platform, such as Facebook, plays in the identity formation of young women. To this end, I have created this blog in hopes of harnessing the network of experts and students–in the spirit of mass collaboration–that I have access to through my various social platforms to enhance my research.
Please help me with my research and join the conversation by reading and commenting on blog posts, connecting with me on twitter (@amber_Vsmith) and suggesting links for books, articles and anything and everything to do with social media, women and identity construction.
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