Exciting news! If you’re coming to CSCW 2021, you’re going to be treated to a barnburner of a panel. Look out for “Do We Fix it or Burn it Down? Towards Practicable Critique at CSCW,” moderated by my friend and colleague Jacob Thebault-Spieker, featuring myself and some of my favorite researchers: Stevie Chancellor, Niloufar Salehi, Alex Leavitt,, Katta Spiel, and David Karger.
I’m happy to announce that I am now part of the CSCW 2022 Program Committee – excited to help shepherd amazing new work in my field!
I’m extremely proud to announce that the bulk of my dissertation will be part of CSCW 2021 and the October issue of PACMHCI as “Adaptive Folk Theorization as a Path to Algorithmic Literacy on Changing Platforms”
Happy to announce that I’ve defended my dissertation and am now Dr. Michael Ann DeVito, PhD. I’m going to be moving into a new research position in January at the University of Colorado, Boulder as a CRA Computing Innovation fellow in the Department of Information Science.
Very happy to announce that I’m moving into not just presenting at, but also helping organize, my primary conference, CSCW. I’ll be serving as Meta Co-Chair alongside my friend Dr. Sarah Gilbert for both CSCW 2020 and 2021, and we’ll be responsible for looking to the future and gathering relevant information as we strive to improve the conference year-over-year.
I’m happy to announce that I will be leading a workshop at CSCW 2019 in Austin on Social Technologies for Marginalized Wellbeing, where we’ll bring a diverse group of scholars together to examine the balance between the major benefits these technologies can provide to marginalized communities and the serious pitfalls they impose upon all of us. I’ll also be contributing to a workshop on transparency in qualitative methods with my ongoing work on transparent, efficient reporting of grounded theory in short-form papers. Finally, I’ll be a Student Volunteer this year, and will be around to answer all your questions!
I, along with my collaborators Ashley Walker and Julia Fernandez, have been awarded another research grant from the Sexualities Project at Northwestern, our third in a row, to finish out our series of studies on online LGBTQ+ issues. More details to come, but this summer’s focus is on identifying community design values which will help us build more LGBTQ+ friendly platforms in the future.
I’m extremely proud to announce that I’ve received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award from Northwestern’s School of Comm. This award is based on faculty and student testimonials, so it means a huge amount to me to have even been nominated.
Conference Updates: I’m going to be part of the organizing committee for two SIGs at CHI 2019 in Glasgow: “Queer(ing) HCI: Moving Forward in Theory and Practice” and “ARC: Moving the Method Forward.” My research partner Ashley Walker and I are also bringing some preliminary work to the National LGBTQ Health Conference in Atlanta, “Stigma in Supportive Online Spaces: Special Challenges for Non-monosexual and Non-binary Well-Being.”
Two cool new Northwestern-specific things: this year, I’ll be serving as a Fellow for our Digital Media Module in the School of Comm, where I’ll be acting as a research mentor to some of our brightest students, and will also be working off a new Graduate Research Grant I’ve been awarded by The Graduate School.
Excited to say that I’ll be bringing my dissertation research to the CHI and iConference 2019 Doctoral Consortiums, where I get to have some much smarter people than I poke around at my project.
I’m excited to say I’ll be teaching a brand new course on Human/Algorithm Interaction at Northwestern this winter in the Communication Studies department.
Preprint coming soon.