I am on sabbatical during the 2021-2022 year. In fall 2021 I am a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. During the 2021-2022 academic year, I will be maintaining existing commitments but will not be taking on many new ones. I will return in fall 2022.


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan where I direct the Living Online Lab (LOL). My research focuses on equity and justice in online environments. Some current projects in my group are promoting justice for targets of online harassment, measuring dark patterns in design and algorithms, and supporting identity and privacy on social media. At UM, I am a faculty affiliate with the Digital Studies Institute, the Science and Technology in Public Policy program, and the Michigan Institute for Data Science, among others. Externally, I am a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Yale Information Society Project, and the Yale Justice Collaboratory.

My work has received Best Paper and Honorable Mention Awards at CHI and CSCW and I received the NSF CAREER award, the UMSI Faculty award for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the ACM CSCW Service award. My work has been covered regularly in the New York Times, Washington Post, and on NPR as well as in Forbes, The Telegraph, CBS News, ABC News, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Seventeen Magazine, Vogue Australia, etc. A complete list of publications is here.

I received my PhD in Human-Centered Computing in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech where I was advised by Dr. Amy Bruckman. During my graduate work, I interned with HP Lab's Social Computing group and Microsoft Research's Social Media Group. I received my MS from the School of Information at UC Berkeley and my BA from Dartmouth College in Computer Engineering. I am half Indian and half Australian.

I teach graduate and undergraduate courses at UMSI, including Algorithms & Society, User Experience, Capstones, Online Communities, and Interaction Design.

Current Students
I currently advise/coadvise PhD students Rahaf Alharbi, Cami Goray, Tyler Musgrave, Renee Li, and Louisa Williams.

Prospective Students
Prospective PhD students must first be admitted to UMSI's PhD program before they can work with an individual advisor. Undergraduate and Masters students who have already been admitted to the University of Michigan are welcome to contact me. Include your interests, degree or major, and resume or CV.

Advising Statement
Here is my statement on student advising.

Funding Disclosure
In the past five years, since 2017, my research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Mozilla, Knight, Facebook, and Instagram. I am currently a paid consultant with Twitter on the Birdwatch Team.