CRYSTAL LEE


A medium-skinned Asian woman with a pixie cut wearing a gray shirt and round eyeglasses with black frames. Trees and other greenery are behind her.

I’m a PhD candidate at MIT and a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. I work broadly on topics related to the social and political dimensions of computing, data visualization, and disability. I also conduct ethnographic and computational research on social media communities like COVID skeptics, Chinese cyber-nationalist fandoms, and data hoarders. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and the MIT Programs for the Digital Humanities. Previously, I was a visiting research scientist at the European Commission, and I graduated with high honors from Stanford University.

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My work has never been covered anywhere, but I have been interviewed about misdeeds at MIT (NYT), voter accessibility (al Jazeera), public libraries (Acorns/CNBC), and grad student strikes (The Crimson). My greatest media-related achievement is getting interviewed by the Boston Globe about sweatpants because of a mildly funny tweet.