Hello! I'm a white Australian settler scholar researching the social, environmental, and political impacts of digital communication technologies.
I'm a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication. I research the social and environmental impacts of big data infrastructures. I primarily research "the cloud" and what kinds of surveillance regimes, labor relations, and environmental impacts it makes possible and what it obscures.
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.