Roberts, S.T. (2019). Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media. Yale University Press. Forthcoming in June.
Roberts, S.T. (2018). Digital detritus: ‘Error’ and the logic of opacity in social media content moderation. First Monday, 23(3). http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/8283/6649
Roberts, S.T. (2016). Digital refuse: Canadian garbage, commercial content moderation and the global circulation of social media’s waste. Wi: Journal of Mobile Media, 10(1), p. 1-18.http://wi.mobilities.ca/digitalrefuse/
Roberts, S.T. and Noble, S.U. (2016). Empowered to name, inspired to act: Social responsibility and diversity as calls to action in the LIS context. Library Trends, 64(3), p. 512-532. DOI: 10.1353/lib.2016.0008 (50%). Download here.
Roberts, S.T. (2011). Review of “Working-class network society: Communication technology and the information have-less in urban china, by Jack Linchuan Qiu. The Information Society, 27(3), p. 197. Download here.
Drabinski, E., Clark, J. E., & Roberts, S. T. (2011). “Introduction: Shaped or shaping? The role for radical teachers in teaching with technology.” Radical Teacher, (90), 3–8. Note: co-editor of this issue. Download here.
Roberts, S.T. (2017). Aggregating the unseen. In Byström, A. and Soda, M. (Eds.), Pics or it didn’t happen (pp. 17-21). Munich: Prestel. Download here.
Roberts, S.T. (2016). In/visibility. In Letters & Handshakes (Eds.), Surplus3: Labour and the Digital. Toronto: Letters & Handshakes. Download here.
Roberts, S.T. (2016). Commercial content moderation: Digital laborers’ dirty work. In Noble, S.U. and Tynes, B. (Eds.), The intersectional internet: Race, sex, class and culture online (pp. 147-159). New York: Peter Lang. Download here.
Noble, S. & Roberts, S. T. (2016). Through Google-Colored Glass(es): Design, Emotion, Class, and Wearables as Commodity and Control. In S. Tettegah & S. Noble (Eds.), Emotions, Technology & Design (pp. 187-210). San Diego: Elsevier Academic Press. (50%) Download here.
Op-Eds, Invited Reflections and Other Publications
Roberts, S.T. (2018). Meet the people who scar themselves to clean up our social media networks. Maclean’s.
Noble, S.U. and Roberts, S.T. (2017). Out of the black box. EDUCAUSE Review.
Roberts, S.T. (2017). Social media’s silent filter. The Atlantic.
Roberts, S.T. and Noble, S. (2016). Targeting race in ads is nothing new, but the stakes are high. USA Today.
Roberts, S.T. (2016). Who cleans up the internet? Commercial content moderation and the invisible CCM workers of the world. Invited article. Forthcoming for the Böll Stiftung (Germany).
Burkell, J.A., Fortier, A., Di Valentino, L., Roberts, S.T. (2015). Enhancing key digital literacy skills: Information privacy, information security, and copyright/ intellectual property. Knowledge synthesis report submitted to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada. Technical report. (25%) Download here.
Roberts, S.T. (2013). The Trouble with Ethics Tests. Chronicle of Higher Education “Conversation.”
Media Appearances, Recorded Talks and Other Video
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