Aleena Chia is lecturer of media, communications, and cultural studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her previous appointments include assistant professor at the School of Communication in Simon Fraser University. She researches cultures of creativity in digital game production, social media disconnection, and Silicon Valley spiritual subcultures. Her work has been published in the Internet Policy Review, Journal of Fandom Studies, Television and New Media, and American Behavioral Scientist.
Ana Jorge is a research coordinator at CICANT and associate professor at Lusófona University. Ana is a Media and Cultural Studies scholar and researches children, youth and media, audiences, celebrity culture, and digital culture. Her scholarship appears in journals such as Celebrity Studies, Social Media and Society, Journal of Children and Media, and European Journal of Cultural Studies.
Tero Karppi is associate professor at the University of Toronto. He teaches at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology and the Faculty of Information. He is the author of Disconnect: Facebook’s Affective Bonds (University of Minnesota Press 2018) and his research has been published in journals such as Theory, Culture & Society, Social Media + Society, and New Media & Society.