This page lists our current members as well as our alumni with placements. Consider joining us.


Christian Sandvig, Information and Communication Studies (Algorithmic Auditing, Infrastructure Studies)


Johnny Cash VI


Yuchen Chen: Communication and Media (Science and Technology Studies, Algorithmic Culture)

Chimmuanya Iheanyi-Igwe, Electrical Engineering (Algorithm Auditing)

Li Cornfeld, Digital Studies Institute (Media Industries Studies, Promotional Culture, Feminist Studies)

Elisabetta Ferrari, Digital Studies Institute (Activism, Social Movements, and Digital Media Technology)

Allegra Fonda-Bonardi, Information (Sustainability, Information Architecture, Public Policy & Investment)

Gabriel Grill, Information (Critical Studies of Algorithms; Data, Surveillance and Infrastructure; Science & Technology Studies; Sociology of Risk, Time and Welfare)

Youngrim Kim: Communication and Media (Digital Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Technologies of Governance, Global Digital Cultures)

Megh Marathe, Information (Disability Studies, Science & Technology Studies, e-governance)

Danny Meyerend, Communication Studies (Digital Studies, African-American Studies, Algorithmic Culture, Race and Media)

Tsz Lam (Natalie) Ngai, Communication and Media (Feminist Media Studies, Cuteness) 

Divya Ramesh, Computer Science & Engineering (AI Ethics)

Megan Rim, American Culture (Race and Technology, Algorithmic Surveillance, Women of Color Feminisms, Feminist STS, Digital Studies)

Jon Riley, Information (Urban Planning and Technology Policy)

Amanda Stanhaus, Public Health (Privacy and Health Policy)


(Listed with past research topic, graduate degree if known, and last known placement.)

Nazanin Andalibi, Ph.D. Information Studies (Social Media, Well-Being, Marginalized Populations, Ethics+Algorithms), University of Michigan

Cheol Gi Bae, Ph.D. Communication (Telecommunications Policy), Korea Telecom

David Brandon, Ph.D. Communication (Bioinformatics), University of Illinois

Robin Brewer, Ph.D. Technology & Social Behavior (Accessibility, Equity, Participation in Online Communities), University of Michigan

Ajaay Chandrasekaran, M.Eng. Electrical and Computer Engineering (Autonomous Vehicles), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Matt Crain, Ph.D. Communication (Critical Media Studies & Public Policy), Miami University

Ryan Croke, M.A. Communication (Disability and Telecommunications), University of Illinois, Springfield

Anamaria Cuza, Computer Science (Algorithmic bias, Ethical AI)

Rivka Daar (Organizational Communication & New Media), Goldman Sachs

Kelly Delahanty (New Media Art & Design), National Center for Supercomputer Applications

Curtis Fenner (Telepresence and Human-Computer Interaction), Square

Maya Fitzstephens, Communications Studies (Algorithm Auditing)

Oliver Haimson, Ph.D. Information and Computer Science (Social Media, Life Transitions, Online Identity), University of Michigan

Lindsay Hinkle (Psychology, Communication, & Gender), State Farm Insurance

Cole Howe, Computer Science (Algorithm Auditing)

Julie Hui, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (Communities, Help Seeking, Learning Sciences, Development), University of Michigan

Whitney Hutchinson, J.D. (Law), Borkan & Scahill

Jennifer Ihm, Ph.D. Media, Technology, & Society (Social Network Analysis), Kwangwoon University

Emily Kessler (Telepresence and Human-Computer Interaction), Microsoft

James Kinzer, J.D. (Law), CDK Global

Jeff Kolar (New Media & Studio Art), Independent Artist

Andrew Lambert (UX Design), Electronic Arts

Dave Luetger (UX Design), NASA Ames

Elizabeth Lyon, M.S. Geography (Geographic Information Systems), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Jean-Christophe Plantin, Ph.D. Communication Studies & Information Science (Big Data Infrastructures), London School of Economics & Political Science

Siddhartha Raja, Ph.D. Communication (Telecommunications Policy & Regulation), The World Bank

Julia Raz, Ph.D. Communication Studies (Gender and Gaming), Santa Monica College

Colin Rhinesmith, Ph.D. Library & Information Science(Digital Inclusion & Broadband Adoption), Simmons University

Aimee Rickman, Ph.D. Human & Community Development (New Media & Adolescence), California State University Fresno

Max Rodriguez (Media Policy), Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Oluwadamilola Sado, Computer Science (Algorithmic Auditing)

Emily Shaw, M.S. Library & Information Science (Digital Archives & Preservation), Obama Foundation

Ryan Spain (Communication & Public Policy), OSF HealthCare

Darren Stevenson, Ph.D. Communication Studies (Programmatic / Algorithmic Digital Advertising), DataRobot

Penny Trieu, Ph.D. Information (Social Media, Identity, and Relationships), Google

Jana Wilbricht, Ph.D. Communication & Media (Infrastructure Studies, Rural Broadband, Community Radio, Health Equity)

Matt Wondra (Computer Science), Apartment Therapy

Nick Wondra (Computer Science & Engineering Physics), CloudFlare

Matt Yapchaian, M.F.A. New Media (Design Research, UX Research), Uber

Shinjoung Yeo, Ph.D. Library & Information Science (Information Policy), Queens College

Pu (Priscilla) Zhao, (Educational Policy)