Organizers

Sucheta Ghoshal đź”—

Sucheta Ghoshal is a PhD Candidate in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech. Sucheta has been embedded in grassroots social movements in the United States—both as a researcher and as an activist—for the last three years. Her work focuses on studying how grassroots social movements in the United States use technology, and making tools for and with them. She was formerly employed as a Software Engineer at the Wikimedia Foundation (the organization that operates Wikipedia and its sister sites)—built several tools for Wikipedia and worked on building a community of Wikipedians in India.

Andrea Grimes Parker đź”—

Andrea Grimes Parker is an Assistant Professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. She is also a Faculty Scholar in the Institute for Health Equity & Social Justice Research at Northeastern University. Parker’s research spans the domains of HCI, CSCW and public health, as she examines how social computing systems can reduce barriers to wellness for vulnerable, marginalized populations. Her research examines how interactive systems can empower communities to enact positive change in microsocial and macrosocial contexts. Through this work, she collaborates with many community-based organizations to engage members in the design and evaluation of technologies that seek to reduce disparities in health. Parker received a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Computing.

Christopher Le Dantec đź”—

Christopher Le Dantec is an Associate Professor in the Digital Media Program in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research is focused on the area of digital civics where he works with a range of community-based partners to explore new forms of civic participation through community- centered design inquiry at the intersection of participatory design, digital democracy, and smart cities. He received his Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. He is the author of Designing Publics (2016, MIT Press).

Carl DiSalvo đź”—

Carl DiSalvo is an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research draws together theories and methods from the arts, social sciences, and the humanities to explore the political qualities of contemporary design. DiSalvo received his PhD in Design from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the author of Adversarial Design (2012, MIT Press).

Lilly Irani đź”—

Lilly Irani is an Associate Professor of Communication & Science Studies at University of California, San Diego. She also serves as faculty in the Design Lab and the Institute for Practical Ethics and sits on the Academic Advisory Board of AI Now (NYU). She is author of Chasing Innovation: Making Entrepreneurial Citizens in Modern India (Princeton University Press, 2019). Her research examines the cultural politics of high-tech work and the counter-practices they generate, as both an ethnographer, a designer, and a for- mer technology worker. She is a co-founder and maintainer of digital labor activism tool Turkopticon. Her work has appeared at ACM SIGCHI, New Media & Society, Science, Technology & Human Values, South Atlantic Quarterly, and other venues. She has a Ph.D. in Informatics from University of California, Irvine.

Amy Bruckman đź”—

Amy Bruckman is Professor and Senior Associate Chair in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on social computing, with interests in online collaboration, social movements, and online moderation. Bruckman received her Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 1997. She is a Fellow of The ACM and a member of the SIGCHI Academy.