I am a media and culture researcher specializing in mobile, networked communication practices and their impact on social relationships and identity. My recent work concentrates on interfaces–the conditions of interaction between people, media objects, and networks–and their cultural roots, historical antecedents, and ideological implications. This research emphasizes the complex relationships that exist between datafication and everyday activities by highlighting the role that forms and processes of interface play in mediating these relationships. In addition to this research, I have published work in image studies, the history of media, and visual culture.
Author and editor of several books and articles on screen-based interfaces and social practices, I have received research grants from organizations in Canada, France, and the United States. I am Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University in Montreal and hold degrees from the Sorbonne (PhD and MA), Columbia University (MFA), and Brown University (BA).
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Contact me at stephen(dot)monteiro@concordia(dot)ca .