I am currently looking to recruit PhD students. If you are someone, or know someone, who wants to study biases and build interventions in crowd systems (broadly construed), please reach out!
I study online social systems to understand how and why social biases occur in the services they provide, and I build and experiment with tools and systems to help ameliorate these social biases. My dissertation work focused on geographic biases like underserving or underrepresenting low-socioeconomic status, less populated, or non-white areas in crowd work platforms (e.g. Wikipedia, OpenStreetMap, TaskRabbit and Uber).
I am an Assistant Professor in the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech, working with Kurt Luther at the Crowd Intelligence Lab. I received PhD from the University of Minnesota, where I worked with Loren Terveen and Brent Hecht as a part of GroupLens.