Research Outputs


Light, B., Burgess, J., Duguay, S. (2016). The walkthrough method: An approach to the study of apps. New Media & Society. Published online before print: 11 November 2016. doi: 10.1177/1461444816675438

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.

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.

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

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. 

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 

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. 


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. New York: Peter Lang.


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. (2016). “The more I look like Justin Bieber in the pictures, the better”: Analysing performances of LGBTQ women’s cultures through image-based mobile media. Paper presented at Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, December 14-17, 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2016). Swipe right to purchase: The role of off-label use in Tinder’s commercialization of intimacy. Paper presented at Digital Intimacies Symposium, December 12-13, 2016, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2016). Reviewing Trends, curating Moments: Analyzing the logic of automation in social media platforms’ news dissemination. Paper presented at Automating the Everyday Symposium, December 8-9, 2016, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Light, B., Baulbach, J., Duguay, S., & Goldsmith, B. (2016). Sharing the work? Airtasker and the Quantified Self. Paper presented in the panel The Sharing Economy and its Discontents at the Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) 2016, October 5-8, Berlin, Germany.

Duguay, S. (2016). “She’s your everything”: Depictions of the #lesbiancouple on Instagram. Paper to be presented at ICA 66th Annual Conference: Communicating with Power, 9-13 June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Duguay, S. (2016). Trending this moment: Examining social media platforms as information gatekeepers through Facebook’s Trending topics and Twitter’s Moments. Panel presentation at ICA 66th Annual Conference: Communicating with Power, 9-13 June 2016, Fukuoka, Japan.

Duguay, S., Burgess, J., & Light, B. (2015). Bikini selfies and suggestive lip dubs: Examining queer women’s performances of sexual desire in digital media. Paper presented at Digital Intimate Publics: Identities, Relationships and Value in Social Media Cultures, 19-20 November, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Highfield, T. & Duguay, S. (2015). “Like a monkey with a miniature cymbal”: The cultural vernacular of repetition in (visual) social media. Paper presented at Internet Research 16, 21-24 October, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

Duguay, S. (2015). Right swiping on Tinderellas: Exploring a mobile dating application’s regulation of sexual and gender identity expressions. Paper presented at Controlling sexuality and reproduction: Past and Present, 12-14 August, Lethbridge, Canada.

Duguay, S. (2015). Is being #instagay different from an #lgbttakeover? A cross-platform investigation of sexual and gender identity performances. Panel presentation at Social Media & Society 2015 International Conference, 27-29 July, Toronto, Canada.

Burgess, J., Light, B., & Duguay, S. (2015). Studying HookUp Apps: A comparative platform analysis of Tinder, Mixxxer, Squirt and Dattch. Panel presentation at ICA 65th Annual Conference: Communication Across the Life Span. 21-25 May, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Duguay, S., Burgess, B., & Light, B. (2014) Dating and hooking up with mobile media: A comparative study of Tinder, Mixxxer, Squirt and Dattch. Paper presented at #Digcult14: Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media. 28-29 October, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2014). ‘I never had to say anything’: Examining the transformative potential of Facebook for sexual identity disclosures. Paper presented at ICA Regional Conference: Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement and the Asian Century. 1-3 October, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2014). Playing with fire on Tinder: Examining digitally delegated authenticity claims on a dating application. Paper presented at Connected Life 2014 Conference. 12 June, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

Duguay, S. (2013). Facebook as a decontextualized environment: Young people’s experiences of navigating LGBTQ identity on a social networking site. Paper presented at Social Media & Society 2013 International Conference. 14-15 September, Halifax, Canada.


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)


Duguay, S. (2016). Exploring off-label use through the case of Tinder: The role of disruption in platform management and development. Digital Media Research Centre Seminar, October 14, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2016). “It’s quite different to us going on a dating app to peddle ketchup”: User disruption and platform management within Tinder’s off-label use. Microsoft Research Seminar, August 23, Microsoft Conference Centre, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Duguay, S. (2016). “Goodnight Instagram #smile #lesbian #stud #night #lgbt”: Understanding same-sex attracted women’s representations through visual mobile media. Digital Media Research Centre Seminar, April 19, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2016). Selfies and Vines with the potential for everyday activism: A paper about Ruby Rose’s social media presence. Visual Media Workshop Online Lecture Series 2016, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surry, BC, Canada.

Duguay, S. (2015). Welcome and introduction. Theorising Digital Change: Workshopping the relationship between digital theory and research. 26 November, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2014). Ways to stay connected: Harnessing, managing, and preventing context collapse on social media. “Connections” Keyword Seminar, presented to the Children and Youth Research Centre. 9 October 2014. QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Duguay, S. (2013). Your networked world: Connections, self-presentation, and privacy in the age of social media. Presentation to Youth Mandate for Greater Involvement (YMAGIN), Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of Canada. 10 December 2013. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Duguay, S. (2013). Context collapse on social networking sites: Investigating LGBTQ identity disclosure on Facebook. Presentation to FEM2103A: Methodology in Feminist Studies, 27 November 2013. University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Post-Graduate Representative, Executive Committee and Workshop Facilitator for 2016 CCI Digital Methods Summer School, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Co-organiser, Theorising Digital Change: Workshopping the relationship between digital theory and research, 26 November 2015, QUT, Brisbane, Australia.

Session moderator, Controlling sexuality and reproduction: Past and Present, 12-14 August 2015, Lethbridge, Canada.

Co-coordinator, #Digcult14: Making Digital Cultures of Gender and Sexuality with Social Media, 28-29 October 2014, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

Post-Graduate Representative, 2012-2013, for the Oxford Internet Institute in the Postgraduate Taught Discussion Fora of the Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford, UK.


The infuriating appeal of hyper-exclusive dating apps.Broadly/Vice, August 30, 2016. [interviewed]

“Swiping right: Self-representation on social media.” No Walls, QUT Creative Industries, July 17, 2016. [Featured interview]

“Images of Social Justice” discussion about selfies on Intersections weekly segment on Sense of Place, Roundhouse Radio 98.3, Vancouver, Canada, 11 April 2016. [Featured interview]

“Announcing our SMC PhD interns for 2016!!” Social Media Collective research blog, Microsoft Research, 21 March 2016. [Featured]

“Surging popularity of Tinder and dating apps changes schoolies socialising” Sydney Morning Herald, 23 November 2014 [Mentioned]

“It’s a match! How mobile dating apps are mediating personal relationships.” Creative Clusters Blog, Queensland University of Technology, 3 September 2014. [Mentioned]

“Oxford Internet Institute graduates research new online territory” Creative Industries News, Queensland University of Technology, 30 May 2014. [Featured]

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