Randy received a B.A. in Ancient Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.A. in Sociology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His M.A. thesis examined race and class stratification among Facebook and MySpace users.
He is currently a Presidential Scholar and research assistant at George Mason, and his research interests reside at the intersections of youth, education, digital media, and social networks.
Lynn, Randy and James C. Witte. 2011. “Social Network Sites, Social Ties, and Social Capital.” 106th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 20-23, Las Vegas, NV. [Select View>Show speaker notes to see spoken text.]
Lynn, Randy and Jeffrey Johnson. 2011. “ ‘Bitches Love’ Ambiguous Sexism: Gender, ‘Karma,’ and the Limits of Male Progressivism in Online Communities.” Theorizing the Web 2011 Conference, April 9, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. [Select View>Show speaker notes to see spoken text.]
Lynn, Randy and James C. Witte. 2011. “Repaired Is Broken: Newsgroup Commodification, Prosumption, and Rebellion.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society, March 24-27, St. Louis, MO. [Select View>Show speaker notes to see spoken text.]
2010 Recipient of the Irene B. Taeuber Graduate Student Paper Award, District of Columbia Sociological Society: “Teens, Tribunes, and Tribulations: Representations of Youth and Technology in Mass Media.”
Lynn, Randy. 2010. “Constructing Parenthood in Moral Panics of Youth, Digital Media, and ‘Sexting.’” 105th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 14-17, Atlanta, GA.
Shields, Nancy, Carlie Fieseler, Cassie Gross, Meredith Hilburg, Nick Koechig, Randy Lynn, and Brandi Williams. 2010. “Comparing the Effects of Victimization, Witnessed Violence, Hearing about Violence, and Violent Behavior on Young Adults.” Journal of Applied Social Science, Spring: 79-96.
Lynn, Randy and James C. Witte. 2010. “Learning to Like Facebook? Social Categories, Social Network Site Selection, and Social Network Site Uses.” Annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society and North Central Sociological Association, March 31-April 3, Chicago, IL.