I use a sociotechnical lens to explore peoples’ experiences using online platforms. My work has covered key areas such as motivations, informal learning, privacy and ethics, and online governance. To this end I have used a variety of methods, from qualitative ethnography and in-depth interviews, to quantitative surveys and social network analysis.
Currently, I'm the Research Manager at the Citizens and Technology (CAT) Lab, founded by Dr. J. Nathan Matias, and am also leading the NSF-funded project, Learning Code(s): Community-Centered Design of Automated Content Moderation with along with PIs, Drs. Katie Shilton, Hal Daumé III, and Michelle Mazurek.
Prior to that, I graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2018, where I was advised by Drs. Caroline Haythornthwaite and Luanne Freund and worked as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Maryland on the NSF funded PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research project with Drs. Katie Shilton and Jessica Vitak.
My hobbies include rewatching Star Trek over and over again (DS9 is the best Trek); cuddling with my cat, Rambo and my dog, Dax; cooking and baking; hiking; and going on day trips. Next time you're in the DC area, I promise that a jaunt to Dinosaur Land won't disappoint!
and other things that I've written and want you see
Conducting ethical research in online spaces
r/AskHistorians and community moderation
Why do people people contribute to online communities?
How is learning enacted on Twitter?
Learning Analytics for the Social Media Age
Below are select publications from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada funded project, Learning Analytics in the Social Media Age (PIs Drs. Anatoliy Gruzd and Caroline Haythornthwaite).
I'm joining the Citizens and Technology Lab at Cornell
I will be joining CAT Lab, founded by J. Nathan Matias, as its Research Manager where I'll be working closely with communities and coordinating projects.
Learning Code(s): Community-Centered Design of Automated Content Moderation is awarded funding from the NSF
With PIs, Katie Shilton, Hal Daumé III, and Michelle Mazurek our project will develop human-in-the-loop moderation tools to support healthier online communities by strengthening policy enforcement, enabling better working conditions for online moderators and enabling flexible responses to community policies.
10th Conference on Social Media & Society
I am sharing initial work from the PERVADE project on measuring American's expectations for trustworthy research use of social media data
CSST Summer Research Institute
I will be attending the CSST summer research institute as a 'camper!'