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.
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. Four papers were published from this project. 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 Root, Boulder Weekly, and the Denver Post.
RECENT NEWS COVERAGE
Here is a selection of news stories created about my latest research.
The Denver Channel
Founder and Head Tech Chaplain of the Tech Chaplaincy Institute
Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Boulder Colorado Information Science Department
User Experience Design Summer Intern at Substantial
Research Consultant for the city of Boulder Reimagine Policing Project
User Experience Research Fellow and Project Lead for the Mentor Me Collective
Assistant Research Scientist for Dr. Charlton McIlwain at New York University
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. CSCW. https://doi.org/10.1145/3479602
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. CHI. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491102.3502118 [Honorable Mention]
Shamika Klassen and Casey Fiesler. 2023. The Stoop: Speculation on Positive Futures of Black Digital Spaces.GROUP. https://doi.org/10.1145/3567567 [Best Paper Honorable Mention]
2023 Center for African and African American Studies Grad Student Research and Creative Work Award
2022 University of Colorado Boulder Information Science Research Award
2022 College of Media, Communications, and Information Science Scholarship for Excellence in Research
2021 University of Colorado Boulder Information Science Teaching Award
Reviewer for Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Computer Supportive Cooperative Work (CSCW), Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), Computer-Human Interaction (CHI), and the American Psychologists Journal
Advisory Board Member for Community Tech Workers, Tech in Church, The Faith Space, and Knowledgeworks
Peer Mentor for masters and doctoral students
Educator for The Clemente Humanities Course at Columbia University with Dr. David Kittay
Womanist is to feminist as purple is to lavender.
- Alice Walker
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