My work draws on historical approaches to digital technology, examining seemingly contemporary technological phenomena through a critical and longitudinal lens. This research is in conversation with media studies, information studies, and the field of science, technology and society, while incorporating a variety of methods, including interviews, archival research, participant observation, network analysis, and critical/cultural analysis.

My current projects fall under three areas: 

︎ Historical approaches to digital media 

Historicizing contemporary digital media forms and practices, often to explore the ways that forms of power persist in what are otherwise considered ‘new’ media technologies. 

︎ “LADY U SEND ME YR MOVIE:” constructing Joanie 4 Jackie’s feminist distribution network

︎ Capture it While You Can: Revisiting SIGCOMM 99’s Technical History of the Internet

︎ Digital technologies over time

Topics like digital data storage and preservation, along with social and cultural theories of technological novelty and obsolescence.

︎ Screenshot, save, share, shame: Making sense of new media through screenshots and public shame

︎ Big data environments and epistemology 

How the storage, collection, combination and analysis of large datasets reflects and shapes ways of knowing.

︎ Intersectionality, In Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data  

Updated ︎ July 2021