My name is Alex Halavais (the “s” is silent) and I am a social architect, interested in ways of helping form communities of creativity, freedom, and justice. In particular, I help people to discover ways in which social media changes the nature of scholarship and learning, and allows for new forms of collaboration and self-government.
I am an associate professor at Quinnipiac University, where I teach in a masters program in interactive communications. I formerly directed a masters program in informatics at the University at Buffalo, and was Research Director for the New Media Research Lab at the University of Washington. I am vice president of the Association of Internet Researchers and serve as the Technical Director of the Digital Media and Learning Hub based at the University of California Humanities Research Institute.