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I want to apply my research of technology, ethics, and social justice issues to a career in UX Research centering the experiences and voices of BIPOC communities.

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HIGHLIGHTED RESEARCH

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BLACK TWITTER AND THE GREEN BOOK

A Mixed Methods Qualitative Project

I led a team of four other researchers from research design to publication writing.  18 participants were interviewed and over 75,000 tweets were collected using MAXQDA.  We used Taguette to conduct open coding.  As a group, we wrote and published two papers.  News coverage about our research can be seen below and includes a live interview with Zerlina on MSNBC as well as print stories in The RootBoulder Weekly, and the Denver Post.

RECENT NEWS COVERAGE

Here is a selection of news articles written about my latest research.

SELECTIONS FROM MY CV

Roles & Publications

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

  • Lead a research project across multiple institutions to study Black Twitter and put it in conversation with the Negro Motorist Green Book.  We collected tweets using MAXQDA and after obtaining IRB approval conducted 18 semi-structured interviews.  

  • Support NCWIT in updating their online resources including providing more recent research for publications on their website.

  • Prepare ethics-related assignments and supplementary materials for introductory programming courses in Computer and Information Science.

CSCW

Shamika Klassen, Sara Kingsley, Kalyn McCall, Joy Weinberg, and Casey Fiesler. (2021). More than a Modern Day Green Book: Exploring the Online Community of Black Twitter. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact.5, CSCW2, Article 458 (October 2021), 29 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3479602

CHI

Christina N. Harrington, Shamika Klassen, and Yolanda A. Rankin. 2022. “All that You Touch, You Change”: Expanding the Canon of Speculative Design Towards Black Futuring. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’22), April 29-May 5, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3502118 [Honorable Mention]

SITE

Shamika Klassen. & Woodley, Xeturah. (2019). Techno-womanism: Foundations for Social Justice in and through the Technosphere. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 657-664). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/207712/.

Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.

- Alice Walker

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