Jeffrey Boase

Associate Professor

Cross-Appointments

Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, and Technology
Faculty of Information

Fields of Study

Biography

Jeffrey Boase holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. He spent a year at the Harvard Kennedy School on a predoctoral fellowship at the National Center for Digital Government. After completing his Ph.D., he spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Social Psychology at The University of Tokyo. His research examines the role of communication technology in personal networks. Rather than treating technology as an external force that uniformly shapes personal networks, his work situates the use of specific communication technologies within a variety of work, family, and friendship arrangements. To accomplish this, Professor Boase draws on several methods and data sources, including digital trace data, national surveys, and in-depth interviews.