Faculty profile

Mimi Ito

Professor in Residence


Ph.D. Education, Ph.D. Anthropology, Stanford University



Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist, learning scientist, entrepreneur, and an advocate for connected learning -- learning that is equity-oriented, centered on youth interest, and socially connected. Her work decodes digital youth culture for parents and educators, offering ways to tap interests and digital media to fuel learning that is engaging, relevant, and socially connected. She is the director of the Connected Learning Lab and Professor in Residence and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning at the University of California, Irvine. She is also co-founder of Connected Camps, a non-profit providing online learning experiences for kids in all walks of life. Her most recent publications include: Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning, From Good Intentions to Real Outcomes: Equity by Design in Learning Technologies, The Connected Learning Research Network: Reflections on a Decade of Engaged Scholarship, and Social Media and Youth Wellbeing.


E-mail: mizukoi@uci.edu
Office: DBH 5204
Phone: (949) 824-9011
Fax: (949) 824-4056
Website: www.itofisher.com/mito