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  • Nancy Baym Senior Principal Research Manager Microsoft Research Nancy Baym

Nancy Baym is a Senior Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research. Her research concerns social dynamics of new communication technologies. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2012, she was a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. Hent books include Twitter: A Biography (co-authored with Jean Burgess, 2020, NYU) and Playing to the Crowd: Musicians, Audiences, and the Intimate Work of Connection (2018, NYU). She has written numerous journal articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of New Media & Society, The Information Society, Social Media & Society, and other journals.

She was a co-founder of the Association of Internet Researchers and served as its second president. She has been recognized with the Frederick Williams Prize for Contributions to the Study of Communication and Technology awarded by the International Communication Association, the naming of the Nancy Baym Book Award by the Association of Internet Researchers, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg.

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