Anna Barnes

RMIT University
Larissa Hjorth

Anna Barnes is a doctoral candidate in Media & Communications at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia. Her research is an ethnographic study of the role social networking sites are playing in adolescent female friendships in Melbourne. Her first book a YA nonfiction book for teenage girls: Girl! The Ultimate Guide To Being You is being published by Penguin in July 2012.

Thesis Title: 
BFF IRL - Adolescent female friendship in the digital age