Workshop Co-Chairs
Nicholas Proferes is a Post-Doctoral Scholar working at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. His research focuses on how users experience and navigate the politics of platforms.

Alissa Centivany is an Assistant Professor at Western University’s Faculty of Information & Media Studies. Her research focuses on participatory policymaking online and the ways sociotechnical transformation emerges through the interplay of law, design and practice.

Caitlin Lustig is a PhD candidate in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. Her work examines the politics of algorithms and protocols in the context of decentralized and open source software communities.

Jed Brubaker is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work focuses on how identity is designed, represented, and experienced in socio-technical systems.

Fire-starter Bios
Lala Hajibayova is an Assistant Professor at the Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on how people participate and collaborate in online environments.

Marina Kogan is a PhD candidate at University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on how people navigate the complex socio-technical context of social media in disaster.

Tanushree Mitra is a PhD candidate in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding collective social processes in the context of social media credibility and misinformation.

Nicole Ellison is a Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Her work focuses on the interpersonal and social implications of online technologies.