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Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: Dr. Jill Walsh, Researcher and Lecturer at Boston University
Virtually via Zoom Webinar
Free; $5 suggested donation appreciated

Pre-registration is required; registration link will go live 6 weeks prior to the event.

Jill Walsh, Ph.D. is a researcher and lecturer at Boston University. She obtained a doctorate in Sociology from Boston University in 2014, and earlier earned a master’s in Public Policy from Brown University and a B.A. from Harvard University. Prior to completing her graduate coursework, she taught, coached, and mentored high school students at the Noble and Greenough School for five years. Her recent work examines the way social media, and the need to document the self online, has altered the paths to adolescent development. Her dissertation, entitled The Highlight Reel and Real Me: How Adolescents Construct the Facebook Fable, is a multi-method study arguing that Facebook has become a public space where adolescents engage in self-reflection and dialogue. This work has been developed into a book, Adolescence and Their Social Media Narratives: A Digital Coming of Age. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses on the intersection between society and technology, with an emphasis on the millennial generation.