Christopher Mascaro, Ph.D. Candidate



I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology (iSchool).  My research interests focus on technologically mediated group formation and how individuals in these groups interact, form identity, participate in discourse and evolve structurally over time.

I am currently in the final stages of my dissertation that examines how individuals engage with, talk about and share information about political candidates in technologically mediated environments. My dissertation dataset focuses on Twitter data collected from before the party conventions through election day using our lab created Twitter collection infrastructure TwitterZombie.

I am currently involved in a number of other projects that extend beyond my dissertation. These projects include research in the areas of social informatics in the rural context, and the analysis of success on online dating sites. I am also currently involved in research that examines how individuals share information related to information security issues in large technologically mediated environments. 

Last Updated: September 16, 2013