I’m a sociologist interested in understanding how society interacts and engages with information systems and participatory platforms (e.g., Wikipedia, Facebook, YikYak, Search Engines, and Regulatory Email). I combine ethnographic observations with scraped metadata to expose what scholars refer to as “sociotechnical vulnerabilities.” The goal of my research is to demonstrate how inequality and misinformation are often hiding in plain sight.
what drives my research?
My research has been covered by National Public Radio, The Washington Post, Business Insider, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Guardian, and The Neiman Journalism Lab.
Wikipedia Gender Bias (Ms. Categorized)
This study matters for three reasons: