Dr Alexia Maddox

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Communication

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Biography summary

My background is as a sociologist of technlogy and my research interests include the social impacts of technology, such as social media and digital networked technologies. 

I study digital frontiers and generally conduct communities studies with stigmatised populations using technology to create and connect in emerging spaces online.

To do this work, I have specialised in research methods and am fascinated by the different ways that we can conduct research in these frontier spaces of social experimentation.

My book, ‘Research Methods and Global Online Communities: a case study’ presents an approach to mixed-methods research and is written to support postgraduate and early career researchers in exploring these evolving social spaces through a myriad of techniques.

Affiliations

Deakin University, Lecturer in Communications

Canela Consulting, Research Associate

Knowledge areas

Digital community; Social ecology; Digital networked technologies; Social Science research methodology including survey design, social media analysis, mixed methods studies, participant observation and digital ethnography.

Publications

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2020

Disrupting the ethnographic imaginarium: challenges of immersion in the Silk Road cryptomarket community

Alexia Maddox

(2020), Vol. 2, pp. 20-38, Journal of digital social research, Ume, Sweden, C1

journal article
2019

Blockchained to what (end)? A socio-material provocation to check distributed futures

Luke Heemsbergen, Alexia Maddox, Robbie Fordyce

(2019), pp. 212-212, Blockchain and Web 3.0 : social, economic, and technological challenges, London, Eng., B1

book chapter
2018

The application of digital methods in a life course approach to family studies

A Maddox

(2018), pp. 95-110, Connecting families? : information & communication technologies, generations, and the life course, Bristol, Eng., B1

book chapter
2017

Beyond digital dualism: modeling digital community

A Maddox

(2017), pp. 29-45, Digital sociologies, Chicago, Ill., B1

book chapter

University library strategy development: a conceptual model of researcher performance to inform service delivery

A Maddox, L Zhao

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 125-135, New review of academic librarianship, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Designing library learning space: an evaluation of the student experience

A Maddox, B Lingham, C Bates

(2017), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2016

Constructive activism in the dark web : cryptomarkets and illicit drugs in the digital 'demimonde'

A Maddox, M Barratt, M Allen, S Lenton

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 111-126, Information, communication & society, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

'What if you live on top of a bakery and you like cakes?'-Drug use and harm trajectories before, during and after the emergence of Silk Road

M Barratt, S Lenton, A Maddox, M Allen

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 50-57, International journal of drug policy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Active engagement with stigmatised communities through digital ethnography

M Barratt, A Maddox

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 701-719, Qualitative research, London, Eng., C1

journal article

An ethnography of bitcoin: towards a future research agenda

A Maddox, S Singh, H Horst, G Adamson

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-1, Australian journal of telecommunications and the digital economy, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article
2015

Research methods and global online communities: a case study

A Maddox

(2015), Abingdon, Eng., B1

book chapter
2013

Embedded Library Services: Beyond Chance Encounters for Students from Low SES Backgrounds

A Horn, A Maddox, P Hagel, M Currie, S Owen

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 235-250, Australian Academic and Research Libraries, C1

journal article
2011

Reassessing the theorisation of community experience within the digitally mediated, global context

A Maddox, B Warren

(2011), pp. 2-20, TASA 2011 : Local lives/global networks : Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association 2011 conference, Newcastle, N.S.W., E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report