February 4, 2013
Faculty member and alumnus team up to co-author book chapter
A Communication Studies professor from Eastern Illinois University has teamed up with one of her former students to co-author a chapter in a recently published book.
Dr. Melanie Mills and Basma Botros are co-authors of a chapter entitled, "Collectively We Unite: A Case Study of Social Networking for a Cause." The chapter appears in a new book, Social Media Go to War: Rage, Rebellion and Revolution in the Age of Twitter, published recently by Marquette Books in Spokane. The chapter was developed from Basma's Master's thesis, which was advised by Dr. Mills.
Thirty-nine scholars contributed 29 chapters in the wide-sweeping analysis of social media use in war, insurrections, revolutions and quests for social justice in Cuba, Georgia, Egypt, India, Iran, Jordan, Thailand, Tunisia and the United States. The 524-page book also looks at the philosophy, theories and policies behind social media before launching into case studies around the world.