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Sanna Ali

Ali is interested in politics of platforms and the civic good – specifically, she studies privatization of digitally-supported infrastructure and its implications on inequalities of access and distribution.

Ruth Appel

Appel is interested in the intersection of Behavioral Science and Computer Science, with the aim of leveraging psychological targeting ethically and for the common good.

Ross Dahlke

Dahlke researches the connection between online and offline civic life, particularly participation in political collective action such as social media use and political donations.

Jihye Lee

Lee is interested in the politics of technology- specifically, she studies how the use of big data and algorithms in the current news environment might reinforce social inequalities.

Angela Lee

Lee is interested in understanding the impact of media and technology on users’ health and well-being by studying psychological processes such as mindsets, particularly in the context of adolescent and parent-child relationships.

Yingdan Lu

Lu’s research focuses on political implications and social effects of digital media in Chinese politics, especially with regard to media governance and public opinion.

Mufan Luo

Luo’s research focuses on the psychology of communication technology, which involves the examination of interpersonal dynamics in computer-mediated communication (CMC) and social media affordances.

Ryan Moore

Moore is interested in how features of new media platforms (e.g., social media sites) and technologies (e.g., smartphones) affect our consumption, processing, and sharing of information, especially information about politics and news.

Daniel Muise

Muise’s interests focus on the effect of advanced telecommunications capacity on disparity and political development under repressive and transitional regimes, specifically regarding data privacy and vulnerable populations.

Jeffrey Nagy

Nagy’s current research focuses on exchanges between computing and the behavioral sciences in the post-war period and on how those exchanges have shaped the contemporary digital ecosystem.

Reagan Ross

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Reagan is interested in the intersections of race, gender, and new media and technology. She is also interested in understanding how new technology might be used to disrupt anti-Black racism.

Sumer Vaid

Vaid’s research broadly examines the interface between human minds and digital technologies. His current research interests examine how personality influences the antecedents and consequences of using digital media technologies, and how sensing technologies can be used to enrich personality psychology research.

Morgan Weiland

Morgan N. Weiland is the Executive Director of the Constitutional Law Center at Stanford Law School, where she received her JD in 2015. She is in the process of completing the first joint degree program between SLS and Stanford’s Communication Department, where she is a PhD candidate. Her dissertation investigates the structural role of speech platforms like Facebook and Twitter in the public sphere to understand what responsibilities these companies have to the public, and what policies ought to be enacted to ensure both free expression and accountability.

Weiland was a Lecturer in Law at SLS during the 2017-18 academic year, when she developed and taught a new course about platforms, law, and ethics with Professor Barbara van Schewick. She is also a Graduate Fellow at SLS’s Center for Internet & Society. She clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals during the 2018-19 term. She is admitted to the California Bar.