Meryl Alper

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Meryl Alper studies the social and cultural implications of communication technologies, with a particular focus on disability and digital media, children and families’ technology use, and mobile communication. She is especially interested in the opportunities and challenges that media and technology provide young people with developmental disabilities (such as autism and childhood apraxia of speech) and their families in the digital age. She approaches her research through both social science methods (e.g., qualitative fieldwork) and humanistic inquiry (e.g., historical analysis).