PhD student at MIT, studying how data stewardship and analysis can impact community governance.
Right now, I'm focused on how algorithmic management is changing the reality of work, how data stewardship and participatory design can help create alternate working futures, and on the data rights of platform workers.
Data Tools For Workers
In a working reality that is increasingly algorithmically managed, workers, researchers, and advocates need tools to manage data and develop alternate algorithmic futures.
App that helps platform delivery workers and organizers collect, aggregate, and share information about worker experience.
SMS bot that aggregates Shipt delivery worker pay to audit algorithm changes, track pay over time, and increase wage transparency.
Collaborating on an app with the lovely folks at weclock.it on data and analysis tools for trade unions
Corporate Surveillance of the Commons
Amazon Ring is the US's fastest-growing private surveillance network. Where is it, how do people use it, and what should we do about it?
Preprint: The Cop In Your Neighbor's Doorbell
New preprint for a mixed-methods paper submitted to CSCW, arguing that Ring Neighbors is used to racially gatekeep communities in Los Angeles and beyond.
One Ring to Surveil Them All: HOPE 2020 Talk
Talk on Amazon Ring and it's discontents at HOPE 2020
Routes to Privacy
What is the impact corporate surveillance has on people's freedom to move around cities independently and unsurveilled?
Urban Segregation and Mobility Behavior
Economic and racial Segregation are structural and emergent phenomena, created by institutional processes and individual behavior alike. How can we measure and change the segregation in cities across the globe?
Paper: Mobility patterns are associated with experienced income segregation in large US cities
We use a large-scale mobility dataset from mobile phones to measure how people experience segregation in 11 US cities, finding that how people explore new places is an important part of experienced segregation.
Atlas of Inequality
Segregation is more than just where you live, so we built an interactive web tool that lets you explore how segregated different venues in your city are.