Marko M. Skoric is Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan, and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University College London, UK. Marko’s teaching and research interests are focused on new media and social change, with particular emphasis on civic and political implications of new communication technologies.
Marko has conducted studies on online social capital and its civic and political implications in Asia-Pacific; implications of video-game addiction and violence; cultural shaping of communication systems and democratization; and civic and political impact of podcasting, social networking and broadband Internet, among other topics.
Marko has received several top-paper awards from renowned communication conferences, including AEJMC, ICA and NCA. His work has been featured in the international news media, including the BBC, The Economist and The Washington Post. His research has appeared in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals such as Mass Communication & Society, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Monographs, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, Computers in Human Behavior, Scientometrics, and Surveillance & Society.