I am an Assistant Professor of Digital Culture at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. I also serve as Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Communication Inquiry. I have a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and previously taught at American University and Bowling Green State University in the United States.
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My scholarship focuses on critical data studies, digital culture, media and politics, and media sociology, and is underpinned by a normative commitment to social justice. My research has been featured in a number of peer-reviewed journals including New Media & Society; Information, Communication & Society; Social Science Computer Review; American Behavioral Scientist; and Communication Methods and Measures.
My latest research takes a critical look at data and technology as sociocultural phenomena, the production of power in digital discourses, and the politics of online identity construction. I work with qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods of research — including machine learning, social network analysis, and sentiment analysis. I am also interested in advancing the methodology of communication research, especially mixed methods. I enjoy working on collaborative projects and have coauthored multiple journal articles and conference papers with colleagues and graduate students.
I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on digital media and culture, privacy and surveillance, and research methods. I speak about data, politics and culture in the media and also deliver public talks and workshops on data analytics. I previously worked as a journalist, reporting from India, Middle East, England, and the United States.