I’m an ethnographer of tech critique currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University (2023-24). In 2024, I will be starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering & Society at University of Virginia.

I received my PhD from the Department of Sociology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in June 2021. My dissertation explores the the relationship between high-tech workplace cultures and civic technology volunteerism in the San Francisco Bay Area–you can read it here. My book based on this research is currently under contract with MIT Press’ Labor and Technology Series.

I research digital technologies, labor, culture, and critique. My work draws from several subfields:

  • Science & Technology Studies: digital justice; tech and political action; cities; labor
  • Political sociology: civic & political action; municipal government
  • Digital sociology: race & the internet; digital ethnography
  • Pragmatic sociology: critique & justification

This site lists some of my past and current projects, CV, and course syllabi. I have an article out in International Journal of Communication exploring how high-tech workers repair their (damaged) affective attachments to the high-tech industry; you can access it here. You can read my most recently published piece on encryption, counter-surveillance advocacy, and racism here.