Associate Professor
Associate Director Chicano Studies Institute
Amy Gonzales

Amy Gonzales examines the digital divide, particularly short-term disruption in access to devices, as well as the effects of social interaction via communication technologies on identity and well-being.


Amy Gonzales is interested in the psychological and tangible consequences of internet-based social interactions. She is especially interested in these phenomena for people from disadvantaged communities (e.g., racial/ethnic minorities, low-income populations, LGBTQ individuals, etc.). Her work aims to advance theoretical understanding and real-world solutions that may help mitigate the long-term consequences of new digital infrastructures that may otherwise exacerbate social inequalities. She has published in leading journals in the field of communication, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Media Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, Information, Communication & Society, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking.


Ph.D. (2010), Cornell University, Communication Science