I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) in the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington and an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Prior to this, I received a PhD in Computer Science from the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.
My research is broadly in the area of social computing and human-computer interaction. I study the governance mechanisms of internet platforms to understand how their design, technical affordances, and policies affect public discourse. I use a mixed methods approach, combining large-scale casual inference of community data, surveys, and deep qualitative interviews to explore how platforms can address societal issues such as online harassment and the rise of hate groups. My most recent projects evaluate the effects of deplatforming toxic communities and far-right influencers, theorize how to design robust multi-level platform governance, and build end-user moderation tools for YouTube creators.