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REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Ems, L. (2015). Exploring Ethnographic Techniques for ICT Non-use Research: An Amish Case Study. First Monday, 20(11), November 2015. [link]

Ems, L. and Gonzles, A. (2015) Subculture-centered Public Health Communication: A Social Media Strategy. New Media and Society, February 1, 2015. [link]

Gonzales, A., Ems, L. and Suri, V. R. (2014) Cell Phone Disconnection Disrupts Access to Healthcare and Health Resources: A Technology Maintenance Perspective. New Media and Society, Noveber 17, 2014. [link]

Ems, L. (2014) Twitter’s Place in the Tussle: How Old Power Struggles Play Out on a New Stage. Media, Culture and Society, 36(5): 720-731. [link]

Ems, L. (2014) Amish Workarounds: Toward a Dynamic, Contextualized View of Technology Use. Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies, 1(3): 42-58. [link]

BOOK CHAPTERS

Ems, L., Deuze, M. and Ibold, H. (forthcoming). Dissent at a Distance. In J. Raessens, S. Lammes, R. Glas, and M. de Lange (Eds.) The Playful Citizen: Power, Creativity, Knowledge. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Blank, P., Brown, W., Deuze M., Ems, L., Lewis, N., McWilliams, J. and Speers, L. (2012). Participatory
Culture and Media Life: Approaching Freedom. In A. Delwiche and J. Henderson (Eds.) The Participatory Cultures Handbook. New York: Routledge.

BOOK REVIEW

Ems, L. (2013). Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. The Information Society, 29(1): 61-62. [link]

HONORS AND AWARDS

2014-2015 -- Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Completion Fellowship-- $25,000

2014-2015 -- Rob Kling Social Informatics Fellowship-- $5,000

INVITED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Ems, L. (2016, June) From the Fence to th Switch: Confiuring Amish Communication in a High-tech World, Paper presented at Continuity and Change: 50 Years of Amish Society. Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Ems, L. (2015, October) Critical Making: Amish Innovation for Community Emowerment. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers 16 Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Ems, L. (2014, November) Approaches to Amish Technology use: The Body as an Optional, Ideal
Communication Medium. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago, Illinois.

Ems, L. and Gonzales, A. (2014, November) Subculture-Centered Public Health Communication: A Social Media Strategy. Paper presented at the National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Ems, L. (2014, April) ICT Non-Use Among the Amish. Participant in Workshop on Technology Non-use: Refusing, Limiting, Departing, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2014), Toronto, Canada. [link]

Ems, L. (2014, May) From the Fence to the Switch: Calibrating the Amish Link to the Global
Information Network. Participant in Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology
Division, International Communication Association, Seattle, Washington.

Gonzales, A. Ems, L. and Suri, V. R. (2014, May) Cell Phone Disconnection Disrupts Access to Healthcare and Other Services for Low-Income Users. Participants in the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide Preconference, International Communication Association, Seattle, Washington.

Ems, L. and Gonzales, A. (2013, October) Hacking Healthcare: Navigating Disconnection in the Pursuit of Medical Care, Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers 14 Conference, Denver, Colorado. [link]

Ems, L. (2013, June) Technological Change in Northern Indiana, Paper presented at Amish Conference 2013 Amish America: Plain Technology in a Cyber World. Elizabethtown College,
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Ems, L. (2012, July). Media Materiality Theorists Cast Social Movement Theories in a New Light. Paper presented at the European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference in the Workshop on Theorizing Media and Social Change, Nanterre, France.

Ems, L. (2012, October) Participant in Ph.D. Colloquium, Association of Internet Researchers 13 Conference, Salford, U.K.

Ems, L., Nemer, D. and Medina, E. (2012, October). Interactive Ephemeral Communicative Spaces: Twitter and the Generation of Symbolic Capital in Crisis Communication. Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers 13 Conference, Salford, U.K.

Ems. L. (2012, October). Breaking the Top-down Trend: Charting the Course of Subcultural Innovations. Paper presented at Infosocial: A Media, Technology & Society Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Ems, L. (2012, April) Culture Wars: Origins and Impacts on Academic Freedom. Paper presented at Understanding Academic Freedom: History, Purpose, Threats and Successes Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. (Also served on organizing committee)

Deuze, M. and Ems, L. (2011, June). Dissent at a Distance. Paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ems, L. (2010, November) Protesters use Microblogging Tools to Make their Voices Heard in New Ways. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Conference, San Francisco,
California.

Ems, L. (2010, April). Moving from Subculture to the Mainstream: Charting the Course of Fashion, Slang and Communication Technology. Paper presented at the Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.
           
Ems, L. (2010, March). Twitter Use in Iranian, Moldovan and G-20 Summit Protests Presents New Challenges for Governments. Women in Science Research Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

Ems, L. (2010, April). Twitter Use in Iranian, Moldovan and G-20 Summit Protests Presents New Challenges for Governments. Paper presented at the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010) in the Microblogging Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia. [link]