I am currently researching how we can design and build safer social platforms from a feminist point of view. Non-consensual interactions are pervasive in current online social spaces (e.g., online harassment and abuse, revenge porn). With a long-term goal of designing a safer future internet, I build consentful socio-technical systems: systems that only allow interpersonal interactions that people consent to.
I enjoy combining theory and system-building for my research to tackle the question "How can we build a future internet that is safe and empowering for everyone, including marginalized populations?" Recently, I wrote a paper on using affirmative consent, an idea developed by feminists to theorize and prevent sexual assault, to understand and reimagine social platforms (accepted to CHI 2021). I'm now focusing on building systems based on the design ideas derived from the theoretical insights.
My general interests lie in Human-Computer Interaction and Social Computing. I'm a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan School of Information and Computer Science & Engineering, combining Computer Science and Information for my Ph.D. degree. I am luckily advised by Eric Gilbert. :-)