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Robert Crosnoe, Chair CLA 3.306, Mailcode A1700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-6300

Robyn Keith

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

Robyn Keith


  • Office: CLA 3rd Floor, Cubicle #16
  • Office Hours: Monday 1:00PM - 3:00PM and by appointment


Robyn Keith is currently a graduate student in the PhD Program in Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She investigates how people's social ties and civic participation are shaped by the rise of the Internet and other communication technologies. Recently, she has begun work on her dissertation, which will address how telecommuting and other forms of home-based work impact the way people make friends and participate in community life.

Robyn's M.A. thesis examined friendships and voluntary associations in the Internet Age using qualitative data from She is currently working with Pam Paxton to update theories about and measurement of voluntary organizations. 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.

In her spare time, you can find Robyn running around Austin Town Lake, baking cookies, or enjoying some video games. 

You can find Robyn on Twitter at @RobynAKeith


Friendship; Social Isolation; Voluntary Associations; Communication Technologies; Social Networks and Social Capital; Gender and Sexuality; Mixed Methods
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