Director of Technology Influenced Pedagogy, College of Media, Communication, and Information, University of Colorado
Samira Rajabi is an instructor and director of Technology Influenced Pedagogy at the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication, and Information. Before that she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and worked on her forthcoming book, All My Friends Live in My Computer: Tactical Media, Trauma, and Meaning Making. The proud daughter of immigrants from Iran, Samira explores ideas of suffering and belonging in immigrant communities and in communities facing trauma.
In 2020, a generation of young people experiencing isolation and loneliness in the midst of a pandemic seized on a new platform called TikTok. This new generation of media creators transformed trauma into creativity and, ultimately, connection.