• Mascaro, C., (2014). Technologically Mediated Discourse and Information Exchange through Medium Specific Syntactical Features: The 2012 Presidential Election on Twitter. Drexel University. Successfully defended May 2014 | Abstract | Full Dissertation |

Journal Papers:

  • Jacobson, J. & Mascaro, C. (2016). Movember: Twitter conversations of a hairy social movement. Social Media + Society, April-June 2016:1-12 Paper |

  • Mascaro, C., & Goggins, S. (2015). Technologically Mediated Political Discourse During a Nationally Televised GOP Primary Debate. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 12(3): 252-269 | Paper |

  • Koepfler, J., Mascaro. C., & Jaeger, P. (2014). Homelessness, wirelessness, and (in)visibility: Critical reflections on the Homeless Hotspots Project and the ensuing online discourse. First Monday: 19(3).

  • Mascaro, C., Novak, A. & Goggins, S. (2012). The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook During the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 9(3): 234-253. | Paper |     * Winner of 2012 American Political Science Association Best Graduate Paper in Information Technology & Politics *

  • Unsworth, K., Axelsson, Ann-Sofie, Goggins, S. & Mascaro, C. (2012). Exercising Control: A Comparative Study of Government Agencies and their Relationships with the Public Using Social Media. Selected Papers of Internet Research 13. October 18 – 21, 2012, Manchester, UK. | Paper |     * One of ten papers selected for inclusion in conference special issue *

  • Goggins, S., Valetto, G., Mascaro, C. & Blincoe, K. (2012). Creating a model of the Dynamics of Socio-Technical Groups using Electronic Trace Data, User Modeling and User-Adaptive Interaction, 23(4), 345-379. | Paper |

  • Goggins, S., Mascaro, C. & Valetto, G. (2012). Group Informatics: A Methodological Approach and Ontology for Understanding Socio-Technical Groups. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 64(3), 516-539. | Paper |

  • Goggins, S., & Mascaro, C. (2012). Context Matters: ICT’s Effects on Physical, Informational and Cultural Distance in a Rural IT Firm. The Information Society, 29(2), 113-127.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers with Published Proceedings:

  • Mascaro, C., Agosto, D. & Goggins, S. (2016). The Method to the Madness: The 2012 Presidential Election Twitter Corpus. International Conference on Social Media & Society. July 11-13, 2016, London, England.  | Paper | 

  • Mascaro, C., Agosto, D. & Goggins, S. (2016). One-Sided Conversations: The 2012 Presidential Election on Twitter. International Digital Government Research Conference. June 8-10, 2016, Shanghai, China. | Paper |

  • Magee, R.M., Mascaro, C. & Stahl, G. (2013). Designing for Group Math Discourse. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, June 15-19, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin. | Paper | 

  • Black, A., Mascaro, C. & Gallagher, M. & Goggins, S. (2012). Twitter Zombie: Architecture for Capturing, Socially Transforming and Analyzing the Twittersphere. ACM GROUP 2012. October 27 – 31, 2012, Sanibel Island, FL. | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C., Magee, R., & Goggins, S. (2012). Not Just a Wink and Smile: An Analysis of User-Defined Success in Online Dating. iConference 2012, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto, Canada. | Paper |

  • Goggins, S., Mascaro, C., & Mascaro, S. (2012). Relief Work after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake: Leadership in an Online Resource Coordination Network . ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). February 11 – 15, 2012, Seattle, WA. | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C., Novak, A. & Goggins, S. (2012). Shepherding and Censorship: Discourse Management in the Tea Party Patriots Facebook Group. 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) : 4-7 January, 2012, Maui, Hawaii , E-Government Track | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. (2011). Brewing up Citizen Engagement: The Coffee Party on Facebook. Communities & Technologies 2011, June 29 – July 2, 2011. Brisbane, Australia. | Paper |

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers without Published Proceedings:

  • Jacobson, J. & Mascaro, C. (2015). Movember: Twitter conversations in a hairy social movement. Social Media & Society International Conference, July 27-29, 2015, Toronto, Ontario.

  • Collins, M., Brainard, L., & Mascaro, C. (2013). Exploring the Nature of Social Media Use in the Top 25 Municipal Police Departments. American Society for Public Administration Annual Conference. March 15-19, 2013, New Orleans, LA.

  • Magee, R., Sebastian, M., Novak, A., Mascaro, C., Black, A. & Goggins, S. (2012). “May the odds be ever in your favor”: Twitter use in Anticipation of “The Hunger Games” film release. Internet Research 13. October 18 – 21, 2012, Manchester, UK.

  • Mascaro, C. & Goggins, S. (2012). Twitter as Virtual Town Square: Citizen Engagement During a Nationally Televised Republican Primary Debate. APSA 2012 Annual Meeting, August 30-September 2, 2012, New Orleans, LA. | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C., Magee, R. & Goggins, S. (2011). Looking for Love in All the Right Places: Defining Success in the World of Online Dating. ISSOME 2011, | Extended Abstract |

  • Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. The Daily Brew: The Structural Evolution of the Coffee Party on Facebook During the 2010 United States Midterm Election Season. Accepted Panel Presentation at the 2011 Political Networks Conference at The University of Michigan. June 16-18.| Paper |

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters:

  • Novak, A., Mascaro, C., Goggins, S. & Koku, E., (2013). How “not” to Caffeinate a Political Group: Parent Post Influence on Conversational Network Structure. Politics and Policy in the Information Age, Springer Science + Business: New York.

  • Mascaro, C., Novak, A., & Goggins, S. (2012). Emergent Networks of Topical Discourse: A Comparative Framing and Social Network Analysis of the Coffee Party and Tea Party Patriots Groups on Facebook. Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Political, Policy and Management Implications
    Chapter |

Invited Conference Presentations:

  • Goggins, S & Mascaro, C. (2012). Evolving and Emerging Research Methods in Information Behavior, Needs, Seeking and Use. ASIST SIG-USE Workshop, October 27, 2012, Baltimore, MD.

  • Mascaro, C. (2012). Visualizing an Information Society: A Network-Based Perspective of Authors and Editors over 30 years in the Context of a Scholarly Journal. ASIST SIG-MET Workshop, October 26, 2012, Baltimore, MD.

  • Novak, A. & Mascaro, C. (2012). Ti-squaring around: An Analysis of E-Jargon in an Online Sporting Community.Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference, Sports Track. Boston, Massachusetts, April 11-14, 2012. 

  • Mascaro, C. Analyzing Small Group Interactions Through Electronic Trace Data: Group Informatics and “Interesting” Events.Making Sense of Twitter Workshop, Communities and Technologies 2011, Brisbane, Australia, June 29, 2011.

  • Mascaro, C. Identifying “Interesting” Events Through Group Informatics. World According to Twitter Workshop, Queensland University of Technology Kelvin Grove, June 28, 2011.

Peer Reviewed Workshop Papers/Posters:

  • Jacobson, J. & Mascaro, C. (2013). Movember: Tracing the conversations of a social movement in Twitter. University of Toronto Research Day. (Awarded third place).

  • Magee, R.M., Sebastian, M., Novak, A., Mascaro, C., Black, A., Goggins, S.P. (2013). #TwitterPlay: a Case Study of Fan Roleplaying Online. CSCW 2013 Companion, February 23-27, 2013, San Antonio, TX. (Extended Abstract & Poster). 

  • Mascaro, C., McDonald, N, Black, A. & Goggins, S. Looking @ Position: Examining the Location of Twitter Handles in a Political Event. iConference 2013, February 12-15, 2013. Fort Worth, Texas. | Paper |

  • Novak, A. & Mascaro, C., (2012). TI-Squaring Around: New Methods in online language development analysis. Presented at the National Communication Association 98th Annual Convention, November 15-18, 2012, Orlando, FL. (Poster)

  • Mascaro, C., Black, A. & Goggins, S. (2012). Tweet Recall: Examining Real-Time Civic Discourse on Twitter. ACM GROUP. October 27-31, 2012. Sanibel Island, FL. | Paper |

  • Thiry, E. & Mascaro, C. (2012). Privacy and Reminiscing: What Happens After the Initial Privacy Decision? Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Reconciling Privacy with Social Media Workshop. Seattle, Washington. February 12, 2012.  | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C., Thiry, E. & Goggins, S. (2012). Challenges for the Facilitation of Political Discourse in Technologically-Mediated Environments. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Collective Intelligence as Community Discourse and Action Workshop. February 11, 2012. | Paper |

  • Thiry, E., Mascaro, C. & Rosson, M.B. (2012). The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Ethical Concerns with Triggering a Reminiscence Process. Computer Supported Cooperative Work. Design, Influence, and Social Technologies: Techniques, Impacts and Ethics Workshop. Seattle, Washington. February 11, 2012. | Paper |

  • Novak, A., Mascaro, C. & Goggins, S. (2012). Virtual Play and Communities: The Evolution of Group Roles in Electronic Trace Data. iConference 2012, February 7-10, 2012, Toronto, Canada. | Paper | Poster |

  • Mascaro, C., Goggins, S. & McCain, K. (2011). The Roots of Social Informatics Through Tri-Citation Analysis of Rob Kling’s Oeuvre. ASIST 2011, October 9 – 12, 2011, New Orleans, LA. | Paper | Poster |

  • Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. (2011). Coffee or Tea: The Emergence of Networks of Discourse in Two Online Political Groups. Journal of Information Technology and Politics: The Future of Computational Social Science Conference, May 16-17, 2011 Seattle, Washington, USA. | Poster | Abstract |

  • Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. (2011). Challenges for National Civic Engagement in the United States. Government and Citizens Engagement Workshop, Communities and Technologies 2011, Brisbane, Australia. International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI), 8(2), 8-14 | Paper |

Non-Peer Reviewed/Invited Workshop Posters & Papers:

  • Black, A., Mascaro, C., & Goggins, S. (2012). TwitterZombie: Architecture for Capturing, Socially Transforming and Analyzing the Twittersphere. Drexel University Research Day (Poster). Winner of 2012 iSchool’s Deans Award for Best Graduate Poster.

  • Goggins, S. & Mascaro, C. (2011). Social Media Discourse and Culture: A Proposal for Comparative Informatics Research. 2nd International Workshop on Comparative Informatics, December 9-10, 2011. 

  • Lin, C., Goggins, S., Mascaro, C., & Novak, A. (2011). Dialogues With Darwin Sticky Notes Project. Drexel STAR Student Research Day | Poster|

  • Magee, R. and Mascaro, C. 2011. Find me Sombody to Love: Dating Sites, Success Stories and Location. Drexel University Research Day. Winner of Drexel University Research Day, Best Graduate Student Poster in Humanities and Social Science Category. Winner of Drexel iSchool’s Dean’s Award | Poster |

  • Mascaro, C. and Magee, R. (2011). Happily Every After? How do Online Daters Define and Discuss Success? Drexel University Research Day (Poster) | Poster | 

  • Mascaro, C. and Goggins, S. (2010). Collaborative Information Seeking in an Online Political Group Environment. Collaborative Information Behavior Workshop, GROUP’10, November 7-12, 2010, Sanibel Island, FL, USA. | Paper |

Unpublished/Rejected Manuscripts:

  • Mascaro, C., McDonald, N., Black, A., & Goggins, S. (2016). What the Hashtag: Temporal Shifts in Hashtag Position in Twitter | Paper |

  • Mascaro, C. & Goggins, S. (2016). Information Sharing in Political Discourse: An Examination of URL Sharing in Twitter During a Presidential Election       | Paper |

Datasets Curated:

  • Mascaro, C. , Black, A., Gallagher, M., & Goggins, S. (2012). The 2012 Wisconsin Gubernatorial Recall Twitter Corpus. | Paper |

Workshops/Minitracks Organized:

  • Goggins, S., Mascaro, C., McDonald, N., Black, A. & Valetto, G. (2013). Big Social Data for Social and Information Scientists. iConference 2013, February 12, Fort Worth, Texas.

  • Mascaro, C., Magee, R., Thiry, E., & Goggins, S. (2013). Technologically Mediated Relationship Creation and Maintenance Minitrack. Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science. January 7-10, 2013, Maui, Hawaii.

  • Mascaro, C., Magee, R., Thiry, E., & Goggins, S. (2012). ”It’s Okay to Look”: The Interdisciplinary Agenda of Online Dating Research. iConference 2012, February 7, Toronto, Canada. 

  • Koepfler, J., Mascaro, C., & Kaplan, N. (2011). Hashpop Programming and Design Challenge. Digital Capital Week, November 11, Washington, D.C.

Awards and Honors:

  • American Political Science Association Information Technology & Politics Section Best Graduate Student Paper, August 2012
  • American Society of Information Science and Technology Special Interest Group-Metrics Best Graduate Student Paper Runner Up, July 2012
  • Outstanding Freshman STAR Mentor Award, Drexel University, August 2011
  • Funding to attend NSF Summer Social Webshop at University of Maryland – College Park, August 2011: Competitively chosen (28.5% acceptance rate), 4-day intensive workshop on Technology-Mediated Social Participation
  • Drexel iSchool’s Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, May 2011, April 2012
  • Drexel University Best Graduate Student Poster in Humanities and Social Science – April 2011
  • Named a Florida Times-Union “Up and Comer,” in recognition for work in starting Gleam Internet Technologies, January 2000
  • Intel’s “Excellence in Computer Science” Award for work in robotics research and programming, May 1998


  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics
  • International Conference on Social Informatics ’11 - '13
  • ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) ’12, ‘13, '15, '16
  • Faculty Information Quarterly
  • Communications Quarterly
  • ACM GROUP ‘12
  • CSCW ‘13, '14, '16
  • iConference '14, '15, '16

Last Updated: November 23, 2016