I am researching how we can design and build an internet that is safe and empowering for everyone, including marginalized populations. I want to help people feel safe and have agency in their online experiences.
To do so, I find ways to protect people's consent on the internet. In particular, I focus on designing, building, and studying social systems grounded in affirmative consent to tackle problems both in the user-to-system (user-to-company) context (e.g., privacy issues) and user-to-user context (e.g., online harassment). Unsurprisingly, I find these two contexts deeply related to each other, and decided to research both. Specifically, in my recent work, I've started researching social platforms' business models and privacy controls. I am also interested in finding ways to help industry practitioners think about users' consent when desgining and building systems.
I am very fortunate to be a member of the Security Privacy Interaction (SPI) Lab and the Computational HCI Lab, where I am luckily advised by Dr. Florian Schaub and Dr. Nikola Banovic. I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School of Information and Computer Science & Engineering (I was formally accepted to both). My general research interests are at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, Social Computing, Privacy, Feminist Studies, and Business Management. As you can see, I like interdisciplinary work. I also like mixed methods.