Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

I conduct critical feminist research in socio-cultural informatics, including exploration of:

  • how cultural values inform the design, use and meaning of technology
  • the intersection of race and gender in information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • how power is leveraged in the networked information environment

I use a variety of methods in my work including: critical discourse analysis, visual methods, political economy, archival, and ethnographic methods.

Current projects include exploring the ethics of anthropomorphized interface design, mapping narratives of race, gender, and labor in the construction of virtual workers, and historical research into how gender, race, and sexuality influenced the conception of early virtual agents and Artificial Intelligence projects.

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