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FACULTY

Jeremy Birnholtz, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Professor BirnholtzJeremy Birnholtz’s research focuses on human-computer interaction issues, such as attention, information sharing, and collaboration through the use of technology. He has lectured and published widely on subjects that include young people’s attention to instant messaging, interruptions in attention in seniors with chronic pain, and deception in text messaging.>

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Julia Fernandez, Media, Technology and Society
Julia Fernandez is a doctoral student in the Media, Technology, and Society program. She is interested in self-presentation and community formation on social media, particularly that of marginalized users. Prior to coming to Northwestern, she was a Junior Fellow at the Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, and a legal assistant at the boutique firm Harkins Cunningham LLP. She previously earned her B.A. in Media Studies from Smith College.

Annika Pinch, Media, Technology and Society

Annika Pinch is a doctoral student in the Media, Technology, and Society program. She is interested in marginalized communities’ everyday experiences with digital technology, and the different ways that they adapt technologies for their own needs. She is currently working on projects related to how people manage stigma online. She received her MA in Media, Technology, and Society, where she wrote her MA thesis on how LGBTQ+ people manage visibility, privacy, and trust on dating apps in India. Prior to Northwestern, Annika received her BA in Psychology from Cornell University.

 

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

We currently have no undergraduate research assistants, though often we do have positions available.

 

 

LAB ALUMNI

Victoria Alfred-Levow, Northwestern University

Asmaa Aljuhani, Northwestern University

Fallon Andrews, Northwestern University

Talia Brown, Northwestern University

Mandy Davis, Northwestern University

Curtis DeBisschop, Northwestern University

Michael Ann DeVito, Northwestern University, PhD 2020

Huy Do, Northwestern University

Peter Du, Northwestern University

Matthew Faden, Northwestern University

Ashley Falcon, Northwestern University

Colin Fitzpatrick, Northwestern University, PhD 2017

Valentina Garces, Northwestern University

Jakub Grudnik, Northwestern University

Prarthana Gupta, Northwestern University

Bennett Hensey, Northwestern University

Matthew Heston, Northwestern University, PhD 2018

Rachel Horowitz, Northwestern University

Jordyn Iger, Northwestern University

Ada Jing, Northwestern University

Minkyong Kim, Northwestern University

Yoko Kohmoto, Northwestern University

Barrett Leider, Northwestern University

Ang Li, DePaul University

Reedhima Mandlik, Northwestern University

Amol Mody, Northwestern University

Arindam Paul, Northwestern University

April Quioh, Northwestern University

Lindsay Reynolds, Cornell University, PhD 2013

Bria Maria Royal, Northwestern University

Carter Sherman, Northwestern University

Sarah Shi, Northwestern University

Sarah Sinclair, Cornell University

Madeline Smith, Northwestern University, PhD 2021

Sarah Smith, Northwestern University

Daniel Somekh, Cornell University

Jenny Starrs, Northwestern University

Sei Unno, Northwestern University

Justine Yucesan, Northwestern University

Susan Zha, Northwestern University

COLLABORATORS

Ron Baecker, University of Toronto Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab

Ravin Balakrishnan, University of Toronto Dynamic Graphics Project

Courtney Blackwell, Northwestern University

Jed Brubaker, University of California at Irvine

Doug Downey, Northwestern University

Sue Fussell, Cornell University Intercultural Communication Lab

Darren Gergle, Northwestern University CollabLab

Shion Guha, Cornell University

Carl Gutwin, University of Saskatchewan Interaction Lab

Jeff Hancock, Cornell University Social Media Lab

Mark Handel, Boeing Company

Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Northwestern University

Eden Litt, Northwestern University Web Use Project

Nick Merola, Facebook UX Research

Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch, University of Connecticut

Stephanie Steinhardt, Cornell University

Ashley Walker, Northwestern University PITCH Lab

D. Yvette Wohn, NJIT