Akselrad examines relations between media and time, human augmentation, and ethics guiding interactions between the human body and digital media.
Chang’s research interests include comparative democratic development, the rule of law, data applications for public policy, and social science methodology.
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.
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 N. Weiland is an attorney and PhD candidate at Stanford University specializing in speech, press, and technology law and ethics. She is in the process of completing the first joint degree program between Stanford Law School, where she received her JD in 2015, and Stanford’s Communication Department, where she is a PhD candidate. She is also a Graduate Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society. She is admitted to the California Bar.
Zou is interested in critical theory and cultural studies, particularly issues related to the politics of representation, the workings of ideology, and the affective dimension of digital media production and user participation.