Christo Sims is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Information in the summer of 2012. He is also a researcher for the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and a guest researcher for the Learning Networks, Ecologies, and Pathways project at New York University. He studies the relationships between digital media and the production of privilege amongst children and young people coming of age today. Between 2005 and 2008, he was a graduate researcher for the Digital Youth Project, a three-year ethnographic study of how U.S. youth use new media in their everyday lives. He is a co-author of the book based on the Digital Youth Project: Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (The MIT Press, 2010).

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