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Tawfiq Ammari

Tawfiq Ammari


Tawfiq Ammari earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Jordan. He later earned his Masters degree from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2013. After working as a research assistant at UMSI for a year, he was accepted to the PhD program at UMSI. He is interested in parenting and social media use. He is also interested in the use of social media by parents of children with special needs.

Areas of Interest

Social Media, Parenting, Empowerment, Socio-technical systems

Honors and Awards 

Fulbright Scholarship, 2011-2013
School of Information Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2011-2013
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society


University of Jordan - Computer Engineering, BS

University of Michigan, School of Information - Information Policy, MSI


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'Throwaway' social profiles may have a place on some platforms, with some topics

New research shows that so-called throwaway profiles can be good for adults who need to test the waters on subjects that might cause them shame or pain if they were to share as themselves.

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Fathers on Social Media
The New Dad on social media

Tawfiq Ammari conducted research on the ways in which fathers use social media to find community.

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