Community

The Association of Internet Researchers exists to provide a community for researchers who are interested in all things related to the Internet. Many of us come from disciplines that in the past or even still are tepid to Internet-focused scholarship. AoIR was created to provide an outlet and a community for those of us who interrogate and examine the practices and relationships around individuals, organizations, institutions, cultures, and the Internet.

Each year the Association of Internet Researchers organizes a key event – the annual Internet Research conference. This conference brings together hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for an interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the Internet. The conference aims to gather together leading scholars and help set directions for research within disciplines, as well as in interdisciplinary ventures. The conference has developed a reputation for being friendly, welcoming of diverse opinions, and broad in its scope.

The Association is entirely member-driven and member-supported. We invite you to be part of our community:

  • We host a free, open-access mailing list that has grown to nearly 5,000 subscribers since it launched in 2000. To learn more, visit our mailing lists page.
  • We have an official Facebook Page for announcements, and an informal Facebook Group for discussion.
  • We have an official Twitter account and heavily use a Twitter hashtag related to our conference (upcoming: #AoIR2017).
  • We have an official YouTube channel. We share AoIR videos as well as videos that would interest our diverse membership.