News & Announcements

July, 2019

Sharon Koppman and I received a grant, “Examining the 'Class Ceiling' in Big Tech”from the Building Capacity in STEM Education Research Programat the National Science Foundation. Working with doctoral student Phoebe Chua, we will be examining the role of class background in the application and hiring process of software developer internships at Big Tech firms in order to understand if there is a “class ceiling” that acts as an invisible barrier to elite jobs in Big tech.

August, 2018

I am honored to accept a position as Senior Editor for the premiere management journal, Organization Science

November, 2017

Enjoyed a chance to discuss “Information Technologies in Everyday Life: Perpetuating and Intensifying the Myth of What It Is to Be an Ideal Worker, Perfect Parent and Ultimate Self” at the Informatics Seminar Series.

May, 2015

Congratulations Lynn Dombrowski on your successful Doctoral Defense.

Thesis: Exploring and Designing for Sociotechnical Food Justice

Advisors: Drs. Gillian R. Hayes and Melissa Mazmanian

Congratulations on your position as an Assistant professor in Human Centered Computing at IUPUI!

August, 2014

Welcome Danny!! Bryon, Zabelle and I are so thrilled to have you as part of our family.


June, 2019

Ingrid Erickson and I received a grant, “Augmentation for Tomorrow: Expanding the Future Capacities of Independent Workers” from the Future of work at the Human-Technology Frontier initiative at the National Science Foundation. Along with doctoral student Hillary Abraham and a team at Syracuse, we will be conducting short ethnographic investigations with independent professionals in order to understand how they technologically augment their capacities in order to live full lives and strive for variety of human goals and values.

June, 2018

Christine Beckman and I are happy to see our most recent Organization Science article, “Making” Your Numbers: Engendering Organizational Control Through a Ritual of Quantification, in print

March, 2016

Great news. Gillian Hayes and myself have just received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study the impact of mobile phones on perceived closeness and quality of social interactions among parents and teens with doctoral student Simone Lanette

May, 2015

Congratulations Ellie Harmon on your successful Doctoral Defense.

Thesis: Computing as Context: Experiences of Dis/Connection Beyond the Moment of Non/Use

Advisor: Melissa Mazmanian

Enjoy life in Portland!

September, 2013

I am proud to announce that Kathleen Pine and myself were recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation: Creating a Data-Driven World: Situated Practices of Collecting, Curating, Manipulating, and Deploying Data in Healthcare. Click here for information about the grant

January, 2019

January, 2019
Mike Lee, Leslie Perlow and I are thrilled that our paper Fostering Positive Relational Dynamics in Teams: The power of spaces and interaction scripts is currently In Press and available for download in the Academy of Management Journal

May, 2018

Congratulations Simone Lanette for your successful Doctoral Defense:
Title: The Mere Presence of Mobile Phones During Parent-Teen Interactions.
Committee:  Melissa Mazmanian (Chair), Gillian Hayes, and Candice Odgers

Now go do amazing things!

February, 2016

Katie Pine and I are enjoying seeing our most recent Academy of Management Journal article, Artful and Contorted Coordinating: The Ramifications of Imposing Formal Logics of Task Jurisdiction on Situated Practice" in print

May, 2015

I am happy to announce that my tenure case was approved and I am officially an Associate Professor of Informatics in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences