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Nicole Taylor

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Texas State University

Research Interests

Digital Ethnography | Ethics | Ethnography and qualitative research methods | Gender | Performance | Science and technology | Virtual worlds |

About Nicole

I am anthropologist who explores contemporary social issues related to youth including social media, gender and identity, body image, obesity, and socio-emotional well-being. Most recently, I have examined self-presentation, emotional expression, and sociality among college students on social media. Funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, this project also explores ethical and methodological challenges of conducting long term participant observation in social media. Check out my recent co-authored (with Mimi Nichter) book from this project: A Filtered Life: Social Media on a College Campus (Routledge 2022).