Sharon Greenfield

Sharon Greenfield is a PhD Candidate in the school of Media and Communication at RMIT University. The working title of her thesis is ‘Youth, Digital Media, and Digital Bereavement: a Look into Uses of Digital Media and Ritual for Young People’, which seeks to understand how and where youth digitally engage to communicate during bereavement.

She has won academic prizes at the PhD level, while previous to RMIT she was an ethnography researcher within industry at Intel Research in the People and Practices Research lab (PaPR) focusing on sense perception and context aware mobile computing and at Autodesk focused on experiential learning and cultural engagement in social networking communities.

Her research interests include cultural processes in technology interaction, digital ethnography, place and space making in rituals, youth digital literacy, and digital echoes in bereavement..