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About Me


I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Information. I received my PhD in 2010 from the Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Southern California. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a visiting scholar at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

My research examines organizational change in relation to the use of new information communication technologies. I examine organizations from both an internal and external perspective, focusing on the interaction between macro- and micro-level changes. I have studied organizations in a variety of contexts, including an examination of transformation of the news media industry in the United States, an analysis of local newspaper ecosystems, research on technology use in large multinational organizations, and work on social movements.

I utilize mixed methods in his work, including social network analysis, archival research and interviews. Recently, I have been developing new methodology for utilizing large-scale big data for tracing organizational processes. My research has led to the development of a series of tools that enable researchers to access data made available by the Internet Archive.

My work is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Upcoming Talks

IIPC 2016: Archived Web data and researcher use

I will be attending the Annual Meeting of the Internet Preservation Consortium, April 12 – 14, 2015, in Reykjavik, Iceland. While there, I’ll be presenting two talks – the first with Ian Milligan (U. Waterloo) on the use of hackathons and datathons to educate researchers about the use of Web archive data, and the second with Pamel Graham (Columbia U.) about future use cases and researcher needs with regards to archived Web data.

Archives Unleashed!

From March 3 through March 5 I will be co-hosting a hackathon at University of Toronto with Ian Milligan (U. Waterloo) and Jimmy Lin (U. Waterloo). The hackathon, Archives Unleashed, aims to provide junior academics with hands on training and experience working with archived Web data. We aim to enable a new generation of computational social scientists to work with large-scale archived data.

We’re aiming to hosting a second event this June in Washington DC. Email me for more details if you’re interested.