Jenna Jacobson is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Ryerson University in the Social Media Lab. In 2017, she completed her PhD at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Information.

Situated in the influencer economy and professional community management, her doctoral research critically analyzed the changing landscape of work and self-presentation in an age of social media. Her postdoctoral research focuses on how privacy and ethics are perceived by social media users in relation to how their data can be mined by third parties. She has been featured in The Globe & Mail, CBC News, The Toronto StarGlobal News, etc.

Jenna is also a Chair of the International Conference on Social Media & Society. She is currently co-editing a special issue for Social Media + Society.

Jenna earned her Master’s in Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Media, Information, and Technoculture from the University of Western Ontario.

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Jenna can be reached at jenna.jacobson [at] and on Twitter @jacobsonjenna