.: Peer-Reviewed Publications
Primary or Co-Author
“Alienation, Exploitation, and Social Media.” American Behavioral Scientist. April 2012.
With Nathan Jurgenson. “Comment on Sarah Ford’s ‘Reconceptualizing the Public/Private Distinction in the Age of Information Technology’.” Information, Communication and Society. March 2012.
“Defining and Measuring Success for Online Crime-Prevention Communities” AMCIS 2011 Proceedings (Paper 253). August 2011.
“The Brazilian Treatment Model: A New Course for Global AIDS Policy.” Journal of Third World Studies. Volume XXV, Number 1: Spring 2008.
Shopan, A., Rey, P. Butler, B., and Shneiderman, B. "Monitoring Academic Conferences: Real-time Visualization and Retrospective Analysis of Backchannel Conversations." Proceedings from the 2012 International Conference on Social Informatics. 2012.
Violi, N., Shneiderman, B., Hansen, A., Rey, P. "Motivation for Participation in Online Neighborhood Watch Communities: An Empirical Study Involving Invitation Letters." Third IEEE International Conference on Social Computing. 2011.
.: Editor-Reviewed Publications
Primary or Co-Author
"Gamification and Post-Fordist Capitalism." The Gameful World: Approaches, Issues, Application. Eds. Steffen P. Walz and Sebastian Deterding. MIT Press. 2015.
Co-authored with Nathan Jurgenson. "Liquid Information Leaks." International Journal of Communications. Volume 8: 2014.
Reprinted in WikiLeaks: From Popular Culture to Political Economy. Ed. Christian Christensen. USC Annenberg Press. 2014.
With Whitney Erin Boesel. “The Web, Digital Prostheses, and Augmented Subjectivity.” Routledge Handbook of Science, Technology and Society. Eds. Daniel Lee Kleinman and Kelly Moore. Routledge. 2014.
With George Ritzer. "From “Solid” Producers and Consumers to “Liquid” Prosumers." Liquid Sociology: Metaphor in Zygmunt Bauman’s Analysis of Modernity. Ed. Mark Davis. 2014.
With Nathan Jurgenson. “The Fan Dance: How Privacy Thrives in an Age of Hyper‐Publicity.” Unlike Us Reader: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives. Eds. Geert Lovink and Miriam Rasch. 2013.
Excerpted and translated into Dutch: Unlike Us Magazine: 10 artikelen over social media. Eds. Marc Stumpel and Miriam Rasch. Institute of Network Cultures. 2013.
"The Sociology of Consumption." with George Ritzer. The New Blackwell Companion to Sociology. 2012.
"Conceptualizing Globalization in Terms of Flows." with George Ritzer. Current Perspectives in Social Theory. 2010
Sopan, A., Rey, P., and Shneiderman, B., “The dynamics of web-based community safety groups: Lessons learned from the Nation of Neighbors.” IEEE Signal Processing , volume 30, issue 6, 157-162. November 2013.
.: Book Reviews
"Telesthesia" and "Uncoding the Digital" by McKenzie Wark and David Savat. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. 2015.
.: Conferences and Presentations
“Digital Prostheses: Understanding the Problem of Non-Consensual Pornography.” Women & Gender Studies Spring 2016 Speaker Series on "The Mediated Body," Duquesne University. January, 14th, 2016.
With Nathan Jurgenson. “Why We Document: Economics and Existence in the Age of Social Media.” Digital Capital Symposium. John Hopkins University. March, 14th, 2012.
Theorizing the Web 2016. Museum of the Moving Image, NYC. April 7th & 8th, 2017.
Theorizing the Web 2016. Museum of the Moving Image, NYC. April 15th & 16th, 2016.
Theorizing the Web 2015. International Center for Photography, NYC. April 17th & 18th, 2015.
Theorizing the Web 2014. Windmill Studios, NYC. April 25th & 26th, 2014.
Theorizing the Web 2013. CUNY Graduate Center, NYC. March 2nd & 3rd, 2013.
Theorizing the Web 2012. University of Maryland. April 14th, 2012.
With Christopher Donoghue and Nathan Jurgenson "Revolutions, Riots and Flash Mobs: Social Media and Social Movements" and "Social Media and the Arts of Digital Existence: Being for Others Online" Regular Paper Sessions. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2012.
With Tamara Peyton. "Sociology of Online Gaming" Regular Paper Sessions. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2012.
Theorizing the Web 2011. University of Maryland. April 9th, 2011.
2nd Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy: "Ancient Friends in Contemporary Thinking." Pittsburgh, PA. February 23, 2008.
"Preliminary Findings on Labor and Digitally-Mediated Intimacy in Sex Camming." Media Sociology Preconference. Seattle, WA. 19 August 2016.
“Augmented Subjectivity, Digital Prostheses, and Labor.” Digital Labor: Sweatshops, Picket Lines, Barricades. The New School, NYC. 16 November 2014.
With Nathan Jurgenson. "Virtual Communities Don’t Exist: Avoiding Digital Dualism in Studying Collaboration." Collaborative Organizations and Social Media (COSM) 2013. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME. 12 April 2013.
"The Influence of Leadership on Activity Levels in an Online Crime Watch Community." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. 20 August 2012.
"Academic Marginalization in the Age of Social Media." Public Sociology Graduate Conference. George Mason University. October 2011.
"The Changing Demographic Profile of Online Daters - Digital Natives vs. Digital Immigrants." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 22 August 2011.
"Social Media and the Implosion of Work, Play, and Socialization." American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 20 August 2011.
"Defining and Measuring Success for Online Crime-Prevention Communities" AMCIS 2011. Detroit. 6 August 2011.
"Nation of Neighbors: Understanding Users and their Motivations" (with Alan Neustadtl, Nick Violi, Awalin Sopan, Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, and Art Hanson) 28th Annual Computer Human Interaction Symposium. University of Maryland. 26 May 2011.
"Nation of Neighbors: Design and Network Evolution for Internet Community Safety Systems" (with Ben Shneiderman, Alan Neustadtl, Catherine Plaisant, Jae-wook Ahn, and Nick Violi). Technology-Mediated Social Participation Lecture Series. University of Maryland. 14 February 2011.
"Internet Use, Gaming, and Well-Being," with Zeynep Tufekci. American Sociology Association Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. August 2010.
"Marcuse, the Web, and the New Means of Ambient Production." with Nathan Jurgenson. VII Annual Social Theory Forum on Critical Social Theory: Freud & Lacan for 21st Century. Boston, MA. April 2010.
"Prosumption and the Internet: a New Epoch of Capitalism," Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. March 2010.
“Virtuality within Globalization Literature: the Genealogy of a Concept.” American Sociology Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. August 2009.
“Resistance in Fields of Scientific Knowledge: A Foucauldian Analysis.” Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD March 2009.
“The Minoritarian Mass: A Deleuzian Perspective on Immigration.” Symbiosis: Political Ontology and a New Metaphysics. Duquesne University. March 2007.
“The Prize of Learning: Habits of Critical Evaluation.” Commencement Address. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. April 2006.
“Freedom and Social Environment in Dewey: Absolutist versus Progressive Community.” Senior Philosophy Capstone. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. April 2006.
“The Brazilian Treatment Model: A New Course for Global AIDS Policy.” Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Harrisburg, PA. April 2006.
“The Brazilian Treatment Model.” Senior Political Science Capstone. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Dec. 2005.
"Internet Technology and Social Capital: How the Internet Affects Seniors' Social Capital and Wellbeing" by Shima Sum, Mark. R. Mathews, Mohsen Pourghasem, Ian Hughes. Wellbeing: A Cure-All for the Social Sciences. Organized online by Blackwell Compass. Nov. 2011.
"Internet and Society." Regular Session. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. 20 August 2016.
"Theorizing Boundaries." CITASA Roundtable Session. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. 13 August 2013.
"Revolutions, Riots and Flash Mobs: Social Media and Social Movements" Regular Paper Session. Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, 2012.
"Poets and Scribes – Constructing Fact and Fiction on Social Media." Theorizing the Web 2011. April 9th, 2011.
.: Encyclopedia Entries
"Machinic Assemblages." The Encyclopedia of Globalization. 2011.
"Open-Sourcing." The Encyclopedia of Globalization. 2011.
"Foucauldian Archaeology and Genealogy." The Concise Encyclopedia of Sociology. 2010.
“Carnivals.” The Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. 2010.
“Marcuse, Herbert.” The Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture. 2010.
.: Popular Media Publications
"The Myth of Cyberspace." The New Inquiry. 2 April 2012.
"Why We Disrupt." Inside Higher Ed. 3 January 2012.
.: Media Appearances
Monthly Social Media Contributor with Nathan Jurgenson on WYPR's Maryland Morning with Shelia Kast. June 2010 - Present.
"Nathan Jurgenson and PJ Rey on Theorizing the Web." Office Hours Podcast. 2 April 2011.
.: Courses Taught
Penn State Fayette
Introduction to Sociology: Fall 2014
University of Maryland
Introduction to Sociology: Summer 2010, Summer 2012, Fall 2012
Social Problems: Spring 2013
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Undergraduate TA for Introduction to Sociology: Spring 2005
.: Professional Experience
University of Maryland
Fall 2010–present: Co-Founder and Editor of the Cyborgology Blog (hosted by The Society Pages)
May 2011–August 2011: Research Assistant to Ben Shneiderman & Alan Neustadtl (NSF Grant)
Sept. 2010–May 2012: Research Assistant to Alan Neustadtl (NSF Grant # IIS - 0968521)
Spring 2010–Spring 2013: Principle Organizer of "Theorizing the Web"
Sept. 2009–May 2010: Research Assistant to George Ritzer
Sept. 2008–May 2009: Research Assistant to Jeff Lucas, Group Processes Lab
The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
Summer 2004: Research Assistant to Frank Wilson, On-Campus Juvenile Delinquent Mentoring Pilot Study.
.: Grants and Fellowships
International Conference Student Support Award. University of Maryland. 2014.
UMD Department of Sociology Summer Research Fellowship. University of Maryland. Summer 2009.
C.W. Mills Fellowship. University of Maryland. Dec. 2008–May 2010.
.: Professional Service
Student Representative for the Communication and Information Technology Section of the American Sociology Association (CITASA): Fall 2012-Fall 2014.
Newsletter Editor and Publications Committee Chair for the Science, Knowledge, and Technology (SKAT) Section of the American Sociological Association: Fall 2011-Summer 2013.
.: Awards and Honors
Excellence in Service Award. ASA Global and Transnational Sociology Section. August 2010.
Da Vinci Society (Top University Honor for Service, Leadership, International Study, and Academic Excellence
[1-3 inductees/year]). The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Fall 2004.
Commencement Speaker and Class Representative. The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Spring 2006.