S. Craig Watkins studies young people’s social and digital media behaviors. He teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, in the departments of Radio-Television-Film, Sociology, and the Center for African and African American Studies.  Craig is also a Faculty Fellow for the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the author of three books on youth culture including most recently, The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future.  In addition to serving as the Principal Investigator of “The Digital Edge” he is working to design and pilot new learning initiatives in both out-of-school and in-school settings.

For updates on his research visit his website,

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