My work brings perspectives drawn from political science and regulatory politics scholarship together with a range of interdisciplinary approaches to digital media research, with the aim of better understanding the politics behind various pressing tech policy issues. I’m interested in examining how major technology multinationals shape lives by setting rules and exerting influence, how other actors (governments, civil society, individuals) push back, and how this is (domestic and transnational) politics all the way down.
Over the course of my PhD, I published a number of academic articles on the broad topic of platform regulation, including a literature review and conceptual map of the platform governance research landscape, a look at the intersection of automated decision-making and content moderation, and an exploration of the effects of ‘soft’ platform regulation through informal initiatives (like codes of conduct, or voluntary efforts).
I’m broadly interested in the role of tech companies as increasingly important actors in global digital capitalism. I contribute to the Los Angeles Review of Books and have written about these topics for Wired Magazine UK, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other outlets.
Since 2020-2021, I’ve been working with colleagues to found the Platform Governance Research Network.