Digital Media & Well-being
Mental health & media technology
Media in Everyday Life
Digital media in daily life Internet memes
'Big Ideas' in my research
Watch my presentation from Georgetown's 2022 Technology & Society Week Grand Rounds on what internet memes can tell us about how people experienced time in 2020?
Ethnography is the empathetic observation of human behavior to understand the social world outside the reach of quantitative analysis.
I began my training as an ethnography through a course with criminological ethnographer Jeff Ferrell, Ph.D. We learned about the ethnographic gaze and how to pay attention to the "residues of interaction" around us.
As a graduate student, I published two peer-reviewed digital ethnographies on how the experience of living in time is complicated by digital communication technologies.
I am currently designing an exhibition of street photos to tell stories from the COVID-19 pandemic and train my ethnographic eye. (View gallery.)