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 to better understand the politics behind various pressing tech policy issues. I’m interesting in examining how major technology multinationals shape lives by setting rules and exerting influence, and how other actors (governments, civil society, individuals) push back.
Over the course of my PhD, I published a handful 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).
Other than my writing on content moderation and platform regulation, I’m broadly interested in the role of tech companies as increasingly important actors in global politics. 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 outlets.
Since 2020-2021, I’ve been working with colleagues in an effort to plant the seeds for a Platform Governance Research Network.
A quick snapshot of major projects and topics