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University of Edinburgh

Kate Orton-Johnson

Dr Kate Orton-Johnson

Title and Abstract

We are delighted that Dr Kate Orton-Johnson has agreed to deliver the conference response to Prof Sian Bayne.

Biography

Kate Orton-Johnson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests relate to intersections between technology, culture and everyday life.
She has conducted ethnographic research on student use of Digital technologies and social media in HE and her currently work focuses on the ways in which we “detox” ourselves from social media and the processes and meanings of disconnecting from digital culture.
She also publishes on Digital leisure, in particular blogging and vlogging. This work currently focuses on the ways in which Motherhood is articulated represented and resisted online. She is co Editor of the collection ‘Digital Sociology: Critical Perspectives’ (Palgrave) and teaches on Digital Theory, Digital Culture and Digital Society across the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Curriculum at Edinburgh.

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