Molly Kalan

Communications professional & media scholar

Hey there! I'm a media and communications professional based in Boston. I'm passionate about media strategy and research, and have experience ranging from teaching multimedia production to undergrads to crafting PR campaigns for clients in real estate and design. I've also conducted extensive research on how people express grief online. I love soaking up knowledge from those around me, talking comm and making things happen. Get in touch!

PUBLished work

Kalan, M. (2015) Expressions of grief on Facebook: The complicated nature of online memorialization for the bereaved. In J. Davis & Nathan Jurgenson (eds.) Theorizing the Web 2014 [Special Issue]. Interface 1(1), 1-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7710/2373-4914.1006 [LINK]

Kalan, M. (2013). Expressions of grief on Facebook: Navigating discomfort, persistent identity, and public memorialization. (Master's thesis, Syracuse University). [LINK]

INTERVIEWS & PRESS Clips

  • Interview on public mourning for "Drive with Yasmeen Khan" (talkRADIO
  • My Golden Carrot Talk: Expressions of Grief in the Digital Age (Inklings Blog)
  • Expressions of Grief in the Digital Age (InkHouse Golden Carrot Talks)
  • Exploring how grief is expressed on Facebook (and what this means) (Death Goes Digital Blog)
  • Episode 10: Expressions of Grief on Facebook with Molly Kalan (Death Goes Digital Podcast)
  • What's Trending in Tech: PR Takeaways from Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report (Inklings Blog)
  • WATCH: “Mourning On Social Media” With Molly Kalan (Love Lives On)
  • 5 Tips for Marketers Using Periscope (Inklings Blog)
  • What do Millennials Want? Three Takeaways for Marketing and Real Estate (Inklings Blog)
  • Why you should avoid the “Kelvin” filter & more unwritten rules of Instagram (Inklings Blog)
  • 'Social mourning' - Facebook and funerals (KGO 810 DreX Radio Show)
  • Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier (Salon)
  • Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier (Fox11)
  • Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier (Chicago Sun-Times)
  • Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
  • Don't share a selfie from a funeral: Social media and the mourning process (Silicon Valley)
  • Don’t share a selfie from a funeral: Social media and the mourning process (Mercury News)
  • With privacy at stake, funerals a social media slippery slope (The Spokesman Review)
  • Does social media belong at a funeral? (Detroit Free Press)
  • Social media and mourning: Are funerals the last privacy frontier? (CBC News)
  • Social media and mourning: Funerals may be the last frontier (Associated Press)
  • Is Tumblr the next big thing? 3 reasons to join the fastest-growing social platform (Inklings Blog)
  • Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche will perform solo material at Setnor School (The NewsHouse)
  • LCD Soundsystem Film Screens at The Westcott Theater (The NewsHouse)