Emily Weinstein studies how social technologies shape the lives of kids and teens. Her research draws on a breadth of methodological approaches, including digital post analyses, interviews, surveys, focus groups, and experiments.
Emily's work appears in academic journals, including New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Adolescent Research, and International Journal of Communication. Her research has also been covered by popular publications such as TIME, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and The Boston Globe.
Outside of her academic work, Emily collaborates with Common Sense Media on the development of free programs and resources related to digital citizenship; she also works regularly with teens, families, and schools. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Emily served as an Instructor in Education at Harvard, where she taught a new course (H610h) on Adolescents and Social Media.
Emily is a postdoctoral fellow at Project Zero, a research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her current project, in collaboration with Carrie James and Howard Gardner, examines the personal, moral, ethical, and civic dilemmas of tweens’ and teens’ digital lives, with a focus on pedagogical approaches to support digital citizenship.