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Articles by Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Smeeta Mishra, and Colin Agur

Valérie Bélair-Gagnon is a Ph.D. candidate at City University London. Her research interests include new media, social media, journalism, public speech, sociology of news, sociology of work and organizations, ethnography and interviews, history of the media and ecology of communication. Originally from Montréal, she completed an M.Sc. at the Université de Montréal and a B.A. at McGill University. Smeeta Mishra (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an assistant professor at the Centre for Culture, Media & Governance at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. Her research interests include new media, research methods, Muslim studies, and gender issues. Her work has been published in several international peer-reviewed journals, and she is currently finalizing a co-authored book titled Online Communication Strategies. She has an M.A. in political science and an M.A. in journalism. Colin Agur is a Ph.D. candidate in communications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He is interested in cultural and sociological aspects of mobile phone use in developing countries, and his dissertation research is based on ethnographic fieldwork in India.
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