ABOUT ME

Born in Brisbane, Australia

Lives & works in Philadelphia, PA

lbrid@asc.upenn.edu

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I am a communication PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania researching the situated social and environmental impacts of digital infrastructures. My academic writing has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, Big Data & Society, Information, Communication & Society, and I've received awards and honorary mentions from associations such as International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and the Association of Internet Researchers. In addition to my academic writing, I've written for The Guardian, been interviewed on the BBC Newsday, NPR's 1A, and NBC (here and here).

I am co-PI of a 2-year grant from the Internet Society, "Greening from the Margins: the Geopolitics of Extractive, Operational, and Post-Consumer E-waste management" tracing the global flows of e-waste throughout the tech supply chain. I hold an M.A. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in creative writing, publishing, and editing from the University of Melbourne, and a B.A. in business from Queensland University of Technology. Prior to starting my PhD at Annenberg, I worked in academic publishing and the nonprofit sector with a focus on social policy.