My work brings perspectives from political science and international relations together with a range of interdisciplinary approaches to digital media research, in an effort to better understand the politics behind various recent tech policy issues. This year, I’ve been focusing on platform governance, with two published academic articles: a general research overview and conceptual map, and a more focused exploration of ‘soft’ regulation through informal initiatives like codes of conduct.
I’ve also researched: content moderation, with a particular interest in the role of automated decision-making and how companies enact transparency around their policies; the role of tech companies in global cybersecurity policy; and the research and regulation of bots and other forms of social automation. I contribute to the Los Angeles Review of Books and have written about these topics for Wired UK, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other popular outlets.
A quick snapshot of major projects and topics