Department of Social and Public Communication
University of Quebec in Montreal
Co-director of Laboratory for communication and the digital
Florence Millerand is full professor in the Department of Social and Public Communication at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). She is the codirector of the Laboratory for Communication and the Digital (LabCMO) and a member of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Science and Technology (CIRST), where she oversees the scientific activities of the “Actors and Dynamics of Innovation” research pole.
Her research focuses on social changes associated with the digitization of society by analyzing the social uses of technological devices and examining the processes of sociotechnical design and development. Grounded in communication studies, notably in the sociology of the uses of information and communication technologies and in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS), her research has led to an understanding of how technologies, in particular digital media, contribute to the shaping of our modern world, while being socially constructed and serving as fundamental changes indicators.
Her most recent work examines youth online viewing practices and changing media cultures, online audiences and information practices, participatory/citizen science platforms and expert-lay relationships, science information infrastructures and ways of knowing, online legal platforms and access to information, the circulation of scientific research in social media, and the socio-political dimensions of the datafication of society.
She has authored and co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed published articles. She has published in Social Media + Society, Information, Communication & Society, Science, Technology, & Human Values, Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Terrains & Travaux, Réseaux, Etudes de communication, Communication, and Revue d'Anthropologie des Connaissances. She co-edited the four special issues of the Science & Technology Studies Journal on 'Knowledge Infrastructures' (2016) and the special issue 'Bridging Communication Studies and Science and Technology Studies/Au croisement des études en communication et en science, technologie, société (STS)' for the Canadian Journal of Communication (2014). She co-edited the books: Web social : mutations de la communication, Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2010; La reconfiguration du travail scientifique en biodiversité. Pratiques amateurs et technologies numériques, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2018; Méthodes de recherche en contexte numérique : une orientation qualitative, Presses de l'Université de Montréal (2020).
Holder of the UQAM Strategic Research Chair on the uses of digital technologies and the changes in communication from 2015 to 2020, she co-founded the UQAM Réseau de recherches sur le numérique in 2017. Her research projects are funded by major public and private organizations (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, SSHRC, Fond de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, FRQSC, Canada Foundation for Innovation, CFI, MITACS).
She has supervised and co-supervised over 40 graduate students and regularly supervises research internships and postdoctoral fellows, including internationally. She participates in evaluating theses and dissertations on national and international juries.
Florence Millerand holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Montreal (2004) and a post-doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, UCSD (2004-2006).
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