Research

I currently work as a research assistant to Jonathan Sterne. I copy edit manuscripts, do bibliographic research for grant applications, and conduct literature reviews for Professor Sterne’s books, articles, and other projects.  I’ve worked on a project about audio mastering startups and the politics of automating musical judgement. Most of my work includes reading and analyzing literature across the history of science and technology, science and technology studies, queer and disability studies, cultural studies, and critical algorithm studies, as well as more technical fields like audio engineering journals and computer science conference proceedings.

As an undergraduate at McGill, I worked in Ian Gold’s Neurophilosophy Lab. I helped design and run a mixed-methods experiment exploring the relationships among Internet usage, city living, social support, and discrimination as they relate to mental health. In addition to collecting quantitative data through questionnaires, I facilitated semi-structured interviews with young people about their experiences of social support and discrimination, online and offline.

In summer 2015 I worked as a research intern at the Embodied Cognition Group at Universität Potsdam in Germany. I researched scientific developments in embodied cognition, data visualization, and applied cognitive psychology to help improve graph readability in digital data visualizations. I designed and programmed an experiment to measure how label orientations and placements affected the speed of comprehension and memorability of data visualizations.