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Robyn Keith

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Robyn Keith

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Biography

Robyn Keith is currently a graduate student in the PhD Program in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.  She investigates how the Internet and other communication technologies shape people's pro-social behaviors, particularly friendships and civic participation.

Robyn recently completed her M.A. thesis, which looked at friendships and voluntary associations in the Internet Age using qualitative data from Meetup.com. She is currently working with Pam Paxton to update theories on voluntary organizations in the Internet age. A long-time Arizona native, Robyn graduated with a BA in Political Science and a BA Spanish Linguistics at Arizona State University before enrolling at UT.

Robyn also conducts research with S. Craig Watkins in the Radio Television Film department, analyzing the ways that people employ new media in creative and innovative ways. 

You can find Robyn on Twitter at @RobynAKeith

Interests

Friendship; Social Isolation; Voluntary Associations; Communication Technologies; Social Networks and Social Capital; Gender and Sexuality; Race and Ethnicity; Theory
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