Heidi Campbell received her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh and is Associate Professor of Communications at Texas A&M University. Her teaching and research centers on the social shaping of technology, rhetoric of new media, and themes related to the intersection of media, religion and culture, with a special interest in the internet and digital, mobile culture.
She is also affiliate faculty in Religious Studies and director of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies. She has written over 60 articles and book chapters on religion and new media. Her key works include Exploring Religious Community Online: We are one in the network (2005), looking at how online religious communities connect their online and offline social-religious networks; When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010), investigating Jewish, Muslim & Christian communities’ negotiations with media technologies; and Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds (2013) which maps the study of religion online.
Her current research explores how bounded communities domesticate the internet in light of their core beliefs and the relationship between religious digital creatives and established, offline religious authorities. She is on the advisory board of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, and the Journal of Religion, Media & Digital Culture.