My research explores the ethics, economics, and politics of digital technologies. I am particularly interested in connections between digital media production and the digital economy with a focus on gender and government policy. My current research explores the ethics of data capture by investigating digital platforms as digital infrastructures and powerful metaphors. While I explore the platform as a global paradigm, I specifically investigate its cultural, political, and economic implications in China.
I am a Research Associate at the Center for Data Ethics and Justice at the Data Science Institute, University of Virginia. Previously, I pursued my PhD as a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany, and received my doctoral degree in Cultural Anthropology from Utrecht University, the Netherlands.