Duguay, S. (2022). Personal but Not Private: Queer Women, Sexuality, and Identity Modulation on Digital Platforms. Oxford University Press. [Read the first chapter open access, with OUP’s permission]


Duguay, S., & Gold-Apel, H. (2023). Stumbling Blocks and Alternative Paths: Reconsidering the Walkthrough Method for Analyzing Apps. Social Media + Society9(1). [open access]

Duguay, S., Trépanier, A.M., & Chartrand, A. (2022). ­The hottest new queer club: Investigating Club Quarantine’s off-label queer use of Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information, Communication & Society.

Duguay, S., Dietzel, C., & Myles, D. (2022). The year of the “virtual date”: Reimagining dating app affordances during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Media & Society. First published January 30, 2022. doi. 10.1177/14614448211072257 [open access]

Krishnan, P. & Duguay, S. (2020). From “Interested” to showing up: Investigating digital media’s role in Montreal-based LGBTQ social organizing. Canadian Journal of Communication, 45(4), 525-544. [full article if journal access not available]

Duguay, S. (2020). You can’t use this app for that: Exploring off-label use through an investigation of Tinder. The Information Society, 36(1), 30-42. doi. 10.1080/01972243.2019.1685036

Duguay, S. (2019). “Running the numbers”: Modes of microcelebrity labor in queer women’s self-representation on Instagram and Vine. Social Media + Society, 5(4), 1-11. doi. 10.1177/2056305119894002 [open access]

Ferris, L. & Duguay, S. (2019). Tinder’s lesbian digital imaginary: Investigating (im)permeable boundaries of sexual identity on a popular dating app. New Media & Society. Published online before print: July 24, 2019. [draft]

Duguay, S., Burgess, J., Suzor, N. (2018). Queer women’s experiences of patchwork platform governance on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Published online before print: June 19, 2018. doi: 10.1177/1354856518781530 [accepted version]

Light, B., Burgess, J., Duguay, S. (2018). The walkthrough method: An approach to the study of apps. New Media & Society, 20(3), 881-900. doi: 10.1177/1461444816675438

Duguay, S. (2017). Social media’s breaking news: The logic of automation in Facebook Trending Topics and Twitter Moments. Media International Australia, 166(1), 20-33. doi: 10.1177/1329878X17737407 [draft]

Burgess, J., Cassidy, E., Duguay, S., & Light, B. (2016). Introduction to special issue: Making digital cultures of gender and sexuality with social media. Social Media + Society, 2(4), 1-4. [open access]

Duguay, S. (2016). LGBTQ visibility through selfies: Comparing platform mediators across Ruby Rose’s Instagram and Vine presence. Social Media + Society, 2(2), 1-12. [open access]

Duguay, S. (2016). Dressing up Tinderella: Interrogating authenticity claims on the mobile dating app Tinder. Information, Communication & Society. Published online before print: 30 March 2016. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1168471 [draft ]

Duguay, S. (2016). “Legit can’t wait for #Toronto #WorldPride!”: Investigating the Twitter public of a large-scale LGBTQ festival. International Journal of Communication, 10, 274-298. [open access]

Duguay, S. (2014). ‘He has a way gayer Facebook than I do’: Investigating sexual identity disclosure and context collapse on a social networking site. New Media & Society. Published online before print: 4 September 2014. doi:10.1177/1461444814549930  [accepted version]

Malacrida, C., & Duguay, S. (2009). ‘The AISH review is a big joke’: Contradictions of policy participation and consultation in a neo-liberal context. Disability & Society, 24, 19-32. 


Myles, D., Duguay, S., & Dietzel, C. (2021). #DatingWhileDistancing: Dating apps as digital health technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In D. Lupton & K. Willis (Eds.), The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives. [accepted version]

Duguay, S. (2020). More than you bargained for: Care, community, and sexual expression through queer women’s dating apps during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemic Media: Preliminary Notes Toward an Inventory. Meson Press. [open access]

Duguay, S. (2019). “There’s no one new around you”: Queer women’s experiences of scarcity in geospatial partner-seeking on Tinder. In C.J. Nash & A. Gorman-Murray (Eds.), The Geographies of Digital Sexuality, pp. 93-114. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. [draft]

Duguay, S. (2018). Tinder – Swiped: A focal gesture and contested app visions. In J. W. Morris & S. Murray (eds.), Appified: Culture in the Age of Apps, pp. 127-135. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. [accepted version]

Duguay, S. (2018). “The more I look like Justin Bieber in the pictures, the better”: Queer women’s self-representation on Instagram. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A Networked Self: Platforms, Stories, Connections, pp. 94-110. New York: Routledge. [accepted version]

Duguay, S., Burgess, J., & Light, B. (2017). Mobile dating and hookup app culture. In P. Messaris & L. Humphreys (Eds.), Digital media: Transformations in human communication, pp. 213-221. New York: Peter Lang. [request copy]


Duguay, S. (2023). TikTok’s Queer Potential: Identity, Methods, Movements. Social Media + Society, 9(1), 1-4. [open access]

Blunt, D., Duguay, S., Gillespie, T., Love, S., & Smith, C. (2021). Deplatforming sex: A roundtable conversation. Porn Studies, 8(4), 420-438.


Special Issue of Social Media + Society: Making digital cultures of gender and sexuality with social media (2016). (Edited with Jean Burgess, Elija Cassidy, and Ben Light) [open access]


Ross-Nadié, É., & Duguay, S. (2019). Hook-up and dating apps. Oxford Bibliographies in “Communication”. Ed. Dana Bricken. New York: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756841-0240 [draft]


Duguay, S. (2018). Review of the book Feeling normal: Sexuality and media criticism in the digital age, by F. Hollis Griffin. Mobile Media & Commuication, 6(1), 148-149.

Duguay, S. (2012). Review of the book The media gaze: Representations of diversities in Canada, by A. Fleras. Canadian Review of Sociology, 49(4), 433-435.


Duguay, S. (2020). How Tinder is being used for more than just hook-ups. The Conversation. Available at:

Duguay, S. (2018). Why Tumblr’s ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth. The Conversation. Available at: 

Duguay, S. (2018). ‘Queer Eye’ and the myth of the self-made man. The Conversation.

Duguay, S. (2016). Three flawed assumptions the Daily Beast made about dating apps. Microsoft Research Social Media Collective Blog.

Burgess, J., Duguay, S., Light, B. (2016). The walkthrough method for mobile apps. Ethnography Matters.

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