My research investigates how underlying infrastructures and platforms affect online communication. Specifically, I am interested in how web developers shape the direction of the Internet by creating, contesting, co-opting and compromising platforms and standards.
Additionally, I am a member of the E-Rhythms project (http://erhythms.utm.utoronto.ca/), where I have developed software for data collection and analysis (using sonification) as well as performed other research roles.
In 2016 I was a research intern at NTT Communication Science laboratories in Japan, where I carried out a study of international students to identify ways to support their adaptation to a new country.
My studies are supported by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.