Fall 2018: I am starting a new project with PI Sarita Schoenebeck on how different audience settings can influence viewers and their attentiveness to posting, using eye-tracking methods.

August 2018: I will be a panelist at CSCW 2018, along with Nicole Ellison, Megan French, Eden Litt, and S. Shyam Sundar, on a panel entitled Without a Trace: How Studying Invisible Interactions Can Help Us Understand Social Media. We will discuss some of the challenges facing social media researchers when it comes to combining behavioral trace data with more traditional social science methods.

June – August 2018: I will be a research intern at the Microsoft Research New England Social Media Collective group, working primarily with Nancy Baym. My proposed research project concerns how people deliberate their self-presentation and lack of visible feedback associated with ephemeral Instagram and Snapchat stories.

May 2018: I attended the International Communication Association’s Doctoral Consortium for the Communication and Technology & Mobile Communication division, where I presented and received feedback for my proposed dissertation.

Winter 2018: I will be a Graduate Student Research Assistant for two projects with PI Christian Sandvig: (1) Beyond the Black Box: Understanding and Designing for User Expectations of Algorithmic Media and (2) Auditing Algorithms: Adding Accountability to Automated Authority.

December 8, 2017: I passed my field prelim exam and became a PhD candidate.

Nov 11, 2017: My paper–Who Likes to Be Reachable? Availability Preferences, Weak Ties, and Bridging Social Capital–with Joe Bayer, Nicole Ellison, Sarita Schoenebeck, and Emily Falk, has been accepted for publication at Information, Communication, and Society. [PDF]

September, 2017: I and my advisor, Nicole Ellison, have a forthcoming chapter in the A Networked Self and Love book, edited by Zizi Papacharissi, where we talk about the multi-channel perspective in interpersonal communication. [PDF]