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I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England (2021-23).

I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. My dissertation explores the dynamics of civic technology in the San Francisco Bay Area–you can read it here.

I research the intersections of political & civic action, digital technologies, race, and network capitalism. My work draws from several subfields:

  • Science & Technology Studies: technopolitics; infrastructure studies; sociotechnical imaginaries
  • Digital sociology: race & the internet; digital ethnography
  • Political sociology: civic & political action; nongovernmental organizations & volunteerism; the internet & democracy
  • Pragmatic sociology: critique & justification

This site lists some of my past and current projects, CV, and course syllabi.

You can read my most recently published article on the Facebook Manifesto, network capitalism, and global authoritarianism in New Media & SocietyCondemned to Connection? Network Communitarianism in Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Facebook Manifesto’