Nicole B. Ellison is the
Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor of Information . Her research explores issues of self-presentation, relationship development, and identity in online environments such as online dating and social network sites. Nicole received her Ph.D in Communication Theory and Research from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California in 1999.
Currently Nicole is exploring ad-hoc collaboration in social network sites, perceptions regarding the acceptability of profile discrepancies in online dating profiles, and the role of social media in relation to college-going activities among low-income youth. Her previous research has examined the formation of virtual communities and the ways in which telecommuters use information and communication technologies to calibrate the permeability of their work/home boundaries, as explored in her 2004 book, Telework and Social Change. Her work has been published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, Communication Research, and the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletion and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Gates Foundation. Representative publications can be found on her publications page: https://www.msu.edu/~nellison/pubs.html.
Jung, Y., Gray, R., Ellison, N., & Lampe, C. (in press). Dimensions of social capital and Facebook favors. In Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). New York: ACM.
Gray, R., Ellison, N., Vitak, J., & Lampe, C. (in press). Who wants to know? Question-asking and answering practices among Facebook users. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). New York: ACM.
Marwick, A., & Ellison, N. B. (2012). “There Isn’t Wifi in Heaven!” Negotiating Visibility on Facebook Memorial Pages. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.
Vitak, J. & Ellison, N. B. (In press). "There’s a network out there you might as well tap': Exploring the benefits of and barriers to exchanging informational and support-based resources on Facebook. New Media & Society.
Stutzman, F., Vitak, J., Ellison, N., Gray, R., & Lampe, C. (2012). Privacy in interaction: Exploring disclosure and social capital in Facebook. In Proceedings of the 6th annual International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM).
Lampe, C., Vitak, J., Gray, R., & Ellison, N. (2012). Perceptions of Facebook’s value as an information source. In Proceedings of the 2012 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM.
Ellison, N. B., Wohn, D.Y., Khan, M. L. & Fewins-Bliss, R. (2012). Reshaping access: An overview of research on access to higher education, social media and social capital [White paper].
Ellison, N. B., Hancock, J. T. & Toma, C. L. (2012). Profile as Promise: A Framework for Conceptualizing Veracity in Online Dating Self-Presentations. New Media & Society 14 (1), pp. 45-62.