At the annual meeting, AoIR transitions its Executive Committee. Over the next few weeks, we will post interviews from our incoming Executive Committee, as we welcome them into the leadership of the Association.
Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Lynn Schofield Clark (PhD U of Colorado) is Professor, Chair, and Director of the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver. She has been involved in AoIR for more than a decade and served as Conference Host for AoIR 2013 in Denver. She is a participatory action researcher who works with U.S. young people of color, studying the practices of political newcomers as they use, share, and engage with news and political processes via social media, considering the implications of these practices for public life. She is the author (with Regina Marchi) of Young People and the Future of News (2017, Cambridge U Press), and is also author of The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (2013, Oxford U Press) and From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (2005, Oxford U Press), in addition to other publications.
What is your AoIR Executive Committee position?
What motivated you to serve on the Executive Committee for AoIR?
I have always enjoyed having my frameworks for thinking completely shattered and rebuilt through my experiences with AoIR. I think the people who attend this conference are some of the world’s most impressive thinkers about technology and society, and I’m honored to play a part to serve this conference and this community.
How long have you been involved with AoIR? How many conferences have you attended?
I have attended more than 10 conferences and have been involved since the early years.
What is/are your current research interests?
I’m very interested in issues of equity and participation, but skeptical about the prospects for both given current economic, technological, social, and political arrangements of power.
What is your favorite meme or YouTube video? Please provide a link to it if you can.
It’s an old one, but it still makes me laugh every time: The Ultimate Dog Teaser