We’re always building new collaborations and publishing new projects. These are a few of the studies published by members of our team:

Journal Articles:

Acselrad, M., & Alexandre, I. (2010). A charge como agente transformador da realidade: uma análise de sentido do humor gráfico de Henfil no livro “Diretas Já!”. Visualidades Revista do Programa de Mestrado em Cultura Visual,8(2), 231-249. doi:10.5216/vis.v8i2.18284

Alexandre, I. (2016). Promoting Insight: A Case Study of How to Incorporate Interaction in Existing Data Visualizations. 2016 20th International Conference Information Visualisation (IV), 203-208. doi:10.1109/iv.2016.15 

Chen, G.M., & Ng, Y.M.M. (2017). Nasty online comments anger you more than me, but nice ones make me as happy as you. Computers in Human Behavior, 71, 181-188.

Chen, G.M., & Ng, Y.M.M. (2016). Third-person perception of online comments: Civil ones persuade you more than me. Computers in Human Behavior, 55, 736-742.

Kilgo, D., Yoo, J., Johnson, T. J. (2016). Led it on Reddit: An exploratory study examining opinion leadership on Reddit. First Monday, 21, no. 9 (2016).

Kim, J., Kim, Y., & Yoo, J. (2014). The public as active agents in social movement: Facebook and Gangjeong movement. Computers in Human Behavior, 37, 144-151.

Lazard, A. J., Saffer, A. J., Wilcox, G. B., Chung, A. D., Mackert, M. S., & Bernhardt, J. M. (2016). E-Cigarette Social Media Messages: A Text Mining Analysis of Marketing and Consumer Conversations on Twitter. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2(2).

Mourao, R. R., Yoo, J., Geise, S., Araiza, J. A., Kilgo, D. K., Chen, V. Y., & Johnson, T. (2015). European Public Sphere| Online News, Social Media and European Union Attitudes: A Multidimensional Analysis. International Journal of Communication, 9, 24

Gross, A., & Murthy, D. (2014). Modeling virtual organizations with Latent Dirichlet Allocation: A case for natural language processing. Neural Networks, 58, 38-49. Chicago

Murthy, D., & Gross, A. J. (2017). Social media processes in disasters: Implications of emergent technology use. Social science research, 63, 356-370.

Murthy, D., Gross, A., & McGarry, M. (2016). Visual Social Media and Big Data. Interpreting Instagram Images Posted on Twitter. Digital Culture & Society, 2(2), 113-134.

Murthy, D., Powell, A. B., Tinati, R., Anstead, N., Carr, L., Halford, S. J., & Weal, M. (2016). Bots and political influence: a sociotechnical investigation of social network capital. International Journal of Communication, 10, 20.

Murthy, D., Gross, A., & Pensavalle, A. (2016). Urban social media demographics: An exploration of Twitter use in major American cities. Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication, 21(1), 33-49.

Murthy, D., & Eldredge, M. (2016). Who tweets about cancer? An analysis of cancer-related tweets in the USA. Digital Health, 2, 2055207616657670.

Murthy, D., Bowman, S., Gross, A. J., & McGarry, M. (2015). Do We Tweet Differently From Our Mobile Devices? A Study of Language Differences on Mobile and Web‐Based Twitter Platforms. Journal of Communication, 65(5), 816-837.

Murthy, D. (2015). Twitter and elections: are tweets, predictive, reactive, or a form of buzz?. Information, Communication & Society, 18(7), 816-831.

Murthy, D. (2015). Introduction to the Special Issue on Social Media, Collaboration, and Organizations. American Behavioral Scientist, Volume 59(1): 3-9, 2015.

Murthy, D., & Lewis, J. P. (2015). Social media, collaboration, and scientific organizations. American Behavioral Scientist, 59(1), 149-171.

Murthy, D., & Petto, L. R. (2015). Comparing print coverage and tweets in elections: A case study of the 2011–2012 US Republican primaries. Social Science Computer Review, 33(3), 298-314.

Murthy, D., & Bowman, S. A. (2014). Big Data solutions on a small scale: Evaluating accessible high-performance computing for social research. Big Data & Society, 1(2), 2053951714559105.

Murthy, D., Hastings, C. M., & Mawrie, S. A. (2014). The use of social media to foster trust, mentorship, and collaboration in scientific organizations. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 34(5-6), 170-182.

Murthy, D. (2013). Introduction: Special issue on collaboration, organisations and social media. International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 3(2), 115-120.

Murthy, D., & Eldredge, M. (2013). Building trust in virtual organisations: a case study of trust and gender in a scientific virtual organisation breeding environment. International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering, 3(2), 185-205.

Murthy, D., Rodriguez, A., & Kinstler, L. (2013). The potential for virtual communities to promote diversity in the sciences. Current Sociology, 61(7), 1003-1020.

Murthy, D., & Longwell, S. A. (2013). Twitter and disasters: The uses of Twitter during the 2010 Pakistan floods. Information, Communication & Society, 16(6), 837-855.

Murthy, D. (2013). New media and natural disasters: Blogs and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Information, Communication & Society, 16(7), 1176-1192.

Murthy, D. (2013). Ethnographic Research 2.0: The potentialities of emergent digital technologies for qualitative organizational research. Journal of Organizational Ethnography, 2(1), 23-36.

Murthy, D. (2012). Towards a sociological understanding of social media: Theorizing Twitter. Sociology, 46(6), 1059-1073.

Murthy, D. (2011). Twitter: Microphone for the masses?. Media, culture & society, 33(5), 779-789.

Murthy, D. (2010). Nationalism remixed? The politics of cultural flows between the South Asian diaspora and ‘homeland’. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33(8), 1412-1430.

Murthy, D. (2010). Muslim punks online: A diasporic Pakistani music subculture on the Internet. South Asian Popular Culture, 8(2), 181-194.

Murthy, D. (2008). Digital ethnography: An examination of the use of new technologies for social research. Sociology, 42(5), 837-855.

Murthy, D. (2007). A South Asian American diasporic aesthetic community? Ethnicity and New York City’s’ Asian electronic music scene. Ethnicities, 7(2), 225-247.

Murthy, D. (2007). Communicative Flows between the Diaspora and ‘Homeland’The Case of Asian Electronic Music in Delhi. Journal of Creative Communications, 2(1-2), 143-161.

Murthy, D. (2009). Representing South Asian alterity? East London’s Asian electronic music scene and the articulation of globally mediated identities. European journal of cultural studies, 12(3), 329-348.

Shermak, J. (2014). Obesity as disease: Definition by desperation. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, 4(2), 114-116. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

 Shermak, J. (2005). Online photo resources emerge as a popular community hub.Measuring Word of Mouth (1). Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA).

Shermak, J. & Lenhart, A. (2005). Selling items online. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from

Shermak, J. & Rainie, L. (2005). Search engine use. Pew Internet & American Life Project. Retrieved from

Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourao, R. R., Gutiérrez, F. M., Baresch, B. & Johnson, T. J. (2016). The life of the Tea Party: Differences between Tea Party and Republican media use and political variables. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 24(3), 157-171.

Stephens, M., Yoo, J., Mourao, R. R., Vu, H. T., Baresch, B., & Johnson, T. J. (2014). How app are people to use smartphones, search engines, and social media for news?: Examining information acquisition tools and their influence on political knowledge and voting. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(4), 383-396.

Willard, L.W. (2016). Tumblr’s GIF Economy: The Promotional Function of Industrially Gifted Gifsets. Flow: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture, 22(8).

Willard, L.W. (2017). The Fan Fiction Studies Reader edited by Karen Hellekson and Kristina Busse. Velvet Light Trap, 79(1).

Yoo, J., Zheng, P., Jung, H., Chen, V., Lu, S. & Johnson, T. (2015). Tap, scroll down, chat and more?  Examining the influence of mobile applications and interpersonal discussions towards political participation. International Symposium on Online Journalism. 5(1), 167-187.


Book Chapters: 

Murthy, D. (2015). Critically engaging with social media research methods. An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology?: Trends and Challenges in Social Research, 81.

Murthy, D. (2016). The ontology of tweets: Mixed methods approaches to the study of Twitter. The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research, London: Sage.

Murthy, D. (2015). ‘Facebook’ (encyclopedia entry) in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies (Cook, D.T. and Ryan, J. M. eds.), Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing.

Murthy, D. (2014). ‘Dislike This: Facebook’s Experimental Ethics’ in Social Media in Social Research: Blogs on Blurring the Boundaries (Woodfield, K. ed), pp. 87-89, London: Sage.

Murthy, D., Gross, A., & Takata, A. (2013). Emergent Data Mining Tools for Social Network Analysis. In Data Mining in Dynamic Social Networks and Fuzzy Systems (pp. 40-57). IGI Global.

Murthy, D., Gross, A., Takata, A., & Bond, S. (2013). Evaluation and development of data mining tools for social network analysis. In Mining Social Networks and Security Informatics (pp. 183-202). Springer Netherlands.

Murthy, D. (2010). Muslim punks online: A diasporic Pakistani music subculture on the Internet. South Asian Popular Culture, 8(2), 181-194.

Murthy, D. (2011). Emergent digital ethnographic methods for social research. Handbook of Emergent Technologies in Social Research, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 158-179.

Murthy, D. (2013). ‘Muslim punk’ music online: Piety and protest in the digital age’  in K. Salhi (Ed.), Music, Culture and Identity in the Muslim World: Performance, Politics and Piety. Abingdon: Routledge.



Murthy, D. (2013). Twitter: Social communication in the Twitter age. John Wiley & Sons.