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Bree McEwan

Bree McEwan is an assistant professor of Communication Studies in the College of Communication. She received her PhD in Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. Her research focuses on the intersection between interpersonal and communication technology. She is particularly interested in communication in friendships and networked relationships. Her teaching expertise includes computer-mediated communication, interpersonal communication, communication in networks, and quantitative research methods.

She is the author of Navigating New Media Networks, which explores communication challenges and opportunities that arise due to increased networked individualism through communication technology. In addition she has published articles in a variety of journals including Communication Monographs, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Computers in Human Behavior.

Selected Publications



  • McEwan, B. (2016). Communication of communities: Linguistic characteristics of online groups. Information, Communication, and Society, 19, 1233-1249
  • McEwan, B., Marmo, J., Eden, J., & Bryant, E. (2014). Development and validation of a Facebook relational maintenance measure. Communication Methods and Measures, 8, 244-263.
  • McEwan, B. (2013). Sharing, caring, and surveilling on social network sites: An Actor Partner Interdependence Model investigation of Facebook relational maintenance. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 16, 863-869.
  • McEwan, B., & Mease, J. (2013). Compressed crystals: A metaphor for mediated identity expression. In C. Cunningham (Ed.). Social networking and impression management: Self-presentation in the digital age. (pp. 85-106). Lanham, MD: Lexington.
  • McEwan, B. & Sobre-Denton, M. (2011). Virtual cosmopolitanism: Constructing third cultures and transmitting social and cultural capital through social media. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 4, 252-258.
  • Top Paper – Human Communication and Technology Division, 2015