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Gabriel Hales

Michigan State University
Ph.D. Student and Research Assistant
East Lansing, Michigan
Gabriel (he/him) is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Media and Information. He works closely with Keith Hampton, Ph.D. as a research assistant for the Quello Center (Aug. 2022 to present), and has co-taught as a graduate teaching assistant and instructor of record for numerous undergraduate courses within the department.
Gabe’s research primarily focuses on the relationships between students’ academic achievement/social networks and their access and use of digital technologies, particularly social media, from before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Coupled with this network-level approach, Gabe also examines the Internet’s psychological relationships with users through research on virtual reality (user embodiment and self-presence) and media effects with Rabindra (Robby) Ratan, Ph.D., and the SPARTIE (Social and Psychological Approaches to Research on Technology-Interaction Effects) lab. His co-authored work has been accepted at conferences such as the National and International Communication Association and the American Sociological Association, and has manuscripts in progress, under review, and in press with numerous peer-reviewed journals.

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