About Me

I am currently a PhD candidate in Communication Theory and Research at Stanford University, expected to graduate in September 2024. This fall, I will begin an appointment as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered AI. I am also a Graduate Fellow at the Stanford Cyber Policy Center and a Graduate Affiliate at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life. 

I research histories of Silicon Valley, the web, and social media. I also study online communities and their digital media practices. I have published on online information sharing practices, as well as online influencers, “cancel culture,” and networked harassment. I am committed to rigorous mixed-methods approaches, and I draw on the fields of sociology, history, cultural studies, and science and technology studies in my own work.

My work has been published in academic journals including New Media & Society, Social Media + Society, and American Behavioral Scientist. Before pursuing my PhD, I was a researcher at the Data & Society Research Institute. I have an MSc in Social Science from the Oxford Internet Institute and a BA in Film Studies from Columbia University.