Weaving Data Justice

In order to cast light on and address contemporary social and environmental problems such as climate change and rampant environmental injustice, organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency have recognized a need to link and visualize diverse data – i.e. data characterizing different phenomena, collected by different sources at different times. Designing data analyses and…

Social Movements Final Paper

Spring 2014 – Title: Naming as Framing: How the ‘G-word’ Shaped Darfur Abstract: In the summer of 2004, the conflict in Darfur was declared a genocide – first by journalists and then by US politicians.  Following these claims, activists movements rapidly mobilized, calling for international intervention to ‘Save Darfur.’  This paper draws on social movement…

Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (PECE)

Summer 2013 – Present For the past couple of years, I have served as a lead architect on the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography.  This open-source, Drupal-based platform is designed to support geographically dispersed researchers, working in the spirit of experimental ethnography, as they collaborate on projects around such issues as the global asthma epidemic and…

Technology Studies Final Paper

Fall 2013 – In my final paper for Technology Studies, Consequence of ‘the Click:’ Examining the Ethics of Virtual Interactions with Humanitarianism’s Other, I discuss how transformations in the field of humanitarianism, ethical concerns regarding the mode of humanitarian communication, and the recent technological affordances supplied by social media have coalesced to shape virtual interactions with individuals…

Concepts in STS Memos

Fall 2013 – The memos for Concepts were designed to familiarize us with scholarly conversations surrounding significant topics in science and technology studies.  As such, after reading an article, we were required to “read forwards and backwards” – to select an article that the original article cited as well as an article that cited the…