Maryam Shahbazi recently completed her doctoral program in Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney Business School. In addition to her Ph.D., she holds an MPhil in Social Network Analysis, a Master's degree in Project Management, and an Executive Master's in Business Administration (EMBA). With a notable professional background in International Business Development, Market Research, and Project Management, Maryam has consistently showcased leadership in managing complex business initiatives. In the academic realm, her research foci include Business Information Systems, Crisis Management, and Social Network Analysis. Notably, her research contributions have been published in esteemed journals in the field, including the likes of JASIST (Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology).
I specialize in studying internet culture, online communities, and the interplay of technology-enabled communication in societal dynamics, with a keen focus on crisis periods. My work revolves around how ICT shapes dialogues between organizations and the public, steering decisions and responses during turbulent times. With a profound grasp of the dynamics of online social networks, I delve into behaviors unique to Internet culture, such as online polarization. Furthermore, my research extends to exploring the facets of digital citizenship and the intricacies of cybersecurity, making significant contributions to the Information Systems (IS) and digital governance domains.