Morgan Quinn Ross
Ph.D. Candidate at The Ohio State University
My research program examines how people engage with communication technologies by drawing on theoretical perspectives tied to mobility and identity. My first area of work explicates the role of mobility in communication, which affords opportunities to connect with – but also disconnect from – others anyplace and anytime. In this area, I often leverage computational spatial methods to understand how spatial and temporal patterns underlie the usage of communication technologies. My second area of work focuses on identity, considering how mobile technologies can become integral to core aspects of the self. Taken together, I argue that how we move (mobility) and who we are (identity) are key to understanding how communication technologies are interwoven with everyday life. I have published first-authored articles in journals such as New Media & Society, Mobile Media & Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior as well as co-authored articles in journals such as Communication Theory, International Journal of Communication, and Psychological Science.
I am a member of the Mobile Social Cognition Lab as the Project Lead on Project mCog and the Computational and Statistical Models (COSMOS) Group at The Ohio State University.