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.
- [ Feb 2021 ] Viral Visualizations (article), ACM CHI
- [ Nov 2020 ] Promises & Perils of Data Visualization, Tufts University
- [ Oct 2020 ] Data By Touch (video), North American Cartographic Society
- [ Apr 2020 ] Dissertation Proposal (video), MIT HASTS
- [ Aug 2019 ] Consent + Facial Recognition (essay), Slate
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.