Ana-Maria Herman is Senior Lecturer in Multi-Media Design and Creative Industries Production and is Programme Director of the MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations. Ana-Maria previously taught as an Assistant Professor in the Information Technology Management department at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. She held a visiting scholarship from 2020-2021 at Massey College, University of Toronto, and a visiting research fellowship from 2016-2017 at the Centre for Invention and Social Process in the Department of Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Ana-Maria received a PhD in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2016.
Ana-Maria’s research background is in ‘digital sociology’. She has examined the making and use of novel digital media (e.g., augmented reality (AR) apps) to exhibit museum archives and explored their implications on exhibition design, user interaction, urban space, and management practices. Her research draws on and contributes to the areas of exhibitionary design studies, human-computer interaction (HCI), media theory, museum studies, and science and technology studies (STS). More recently, Ana-Maria’s research has explored the potential of producing apps as promotional devices for women’s art and archives. In 2017 she released the WAL App in collaboration with the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths Library and in 2020 she released the +Archive: Dorothy Mead App through a collaboration with the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University.
Ana-Maria is interested in supervising doctoral candidates who wish to pursue research on apps, social media, and mobile technologies and explore intersections between digital media, design, HCI, STS, feminist theory and cultural sectors (e.g., museums and libraries).