Binod Sundararajan (Draft Profile)
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Binod Sundararajan, PhD Communication & Rhetoric (Rensselaer), MS Elec Eng (Rensselaer), BE Elect/Comm (Mangalore, India)
My interests lie in organizational, professional and business communication; computer-mediated communication; Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and social network analysis. I conduct research in business and professional communication practices, adoption and diffusion of mediated technologies, use of CMC in such diverse areas as immigrant entrepreneurship, justice, teaching, collaborative work and learning. I also have a parallel stream of research where I have mapped the social structures and networks of important actors in the Underground Railroad Movement (like Harriet Tubman, William Still, Stephen Myers, Frederick Douglass, Gerritt Smith, etc.). My research colleagues and I are in the process of mapping the social structure of almost the entire movement in the USA and Canada.