A photo of my brother and I that I shared as part of ThrowBack Thursday. Part of my dissertation research focuses on how and why people choose to share Throwback photos and what these photos mean to them.

A photo of my brother and I that I shared as part of ThrowBack Thursday. Part of my dissertation research focuses on how and why people choose to share Throwback photos and what these photos mean to them.

  M y partner and I stole (borrowed) this Randy Travis clock from a friend's house when we were undergrads at Ohio University. I won't get into the details here, but I felt nostalgic for the youthful stunts we used to pull and shared it with her and had a laugh about it. Part of my research focuses on the types of experiences people feel nostalgia for and the functions nostalgia serves as people transition to different periods of their life.

My partner and I stole (borrowed) this Randy Travis clock from a friend's house when we were undergrads at Ohio University. I won't get into the details here, but I felt nostalgic for the youthful stunts we used to pull and shared it with her and had a laugh about it. Part of my research focuses on the types of experiences people feel nostalgia for and the functions nostalgia serves as people transition to different periods of their life.

Technology Mediated Reflection & Nostalgia

Social platforms and applications such as Facebook are no longer just places to present oneself to the world, but are also sites of reflection and personal record keeping. People create stories and narratives about their lives both as they share content in the moment as well as when they reflect on that content later in life. I focus on the values, needs, and practices of young adults, how they feel about, manage, and make sense of their past data preserved on social media.


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Youth & social search project

Youth & Social Search

http://youthonline.ischool.drexel.edu/
rom 2012-2014 I worked as a research assistant with Dr. Denise Agosto and Dr. Andrea Forte as part of the Youth and Social Search project. In this work, funded by the IMLS, we investigated the social search habits of high school students, exploring how youth interact on social network sites with their peers and adults in order to ask and answer questions. I helped design, conduct, and analyze surveys, interviews, and focus groups of high school students and coauthored multiple full and short papers, panels, and workshops as part of this project.


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Ethics of Algorithms Project

http://ethicsofalgorithms.com/
From 2014-2016 I worked as a research assistant with Dr. Kelly Joyce and Dr. Kristene Unsworth on the ethics of algorithms project. In this project, funded by the NSF, we are investigating the ethics and values of computer scientists, information scientists, and software engineers who work with and develop algorithms. As part of this project I helped design and conduct interviews and collected participant observation data across three academic research groups working with algorithms. We have several papers in progress and under review as part of this project and have presented at several workshops and conferences on this work.