Team

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Researchers

Prof. Priyank Chandra

Director - STREET Lab
Assistant Professor - Faculty of Information
email: priyank.chandra@utoronto.ca
website: http://www.priyankc.com

  • Postdoc at University of Toronto's Department of Computer Science
  • PhD Information at University of Michigan, USA
  • MS Economics at Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India
  • BE Electronics, VTU, India

Phd Students

Adrian Petterson

PhD student (1st Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: Disability, carework, design
email: a.petterson@mail.utoronto.ca
website: https://www.adrianpetterson.ca/

Ashique Ali Thuppilikkat

PhD student (1st Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: Technology, social movements, resistance, labour platforms, caste, marginality
email: ashique.thuppilikkat@mail.utoronto.ca
website: https://ashiquealit.my.canva.site/

Azhagu Meena

PhD student (1st Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: HCI, social justice, marginality, values and technology
email: meena.paramanathan@mail.utoronto.ca
website: https://azhagu-meena.github.io/

  • M.A. in Regulatory Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
  • BCom Honors from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi, India

Olivia Doggett

PhD candidate - Faculty of Information and School of Environment, University of Toronto
Topics: Critical computing, migration, environmental studies, CSCW, design research
email: olivia.doggett@gmail.com
website: https://www.oliviadoggett.com/

  • MI Information systems and design and UX from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • BA Honours Cultural Studies from McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Projects

    Tech-mediated Labour Practices

Cansu Ekmekcioglu

PhD candidate - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: CSCW, migration and mobilities, time and temporality, critical data studies
email: cansu.ekmekcioglu@mail.utoronto.ca
website: http://ekmekcioglu.website/

  • MA Media and Communications from Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • BA Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Projects

    Technology Use in Social Movements

Collaborators

Dr. Cagdas Dedeoglu

Professor, Yorkville University & Founding Director, The Posthuman Lab

email: cdedeoglu@yorkvilleu.ca

Dr. Paridhi Gupta

Swiss Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Social Anthropology and Empirical Cultural Studies, University of Zurich

  • PhD Gender Studies at the Centre for Women's Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • MPhil Women's Studies at the Centre for Women's Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • MA Sociology at the Centre for Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Projects

    Indian Farmer Protests

Janna Akimova

RA studying the Belarussian Social Movement

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BLA), focus on Visual Studies & Psychology, The Schools of Public Engagement, The New School, NYC, USA
  • APP in Documentary Film, focus on Visual Theory, The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague, Czech Republic
  • Projects

    Belarussian Social Movement

Isabella Jaimes Rodríguez

RA working on project to understand how technology is used to mediate the work of latinx housekeepers in Toronto.

Master and Bachelor Students

Carolyn Kim Ly

Masters student in User Experience Design (2nd Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: Design thinking and race, accessibility
email: ck.ly@mail.utoronto.ca

  • Master of Information, User Experience Design, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Honours BSc Mathematics and Statistics, Art History, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
  • Projects

    Accessiblity Infrastructure in Universities

Trevor Cross

Masters student in User Experience Design (2nd Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: Gerontology, participatory design, accessibility
email: trevor.cross@mail.utoronto.ca

Ishani Pandey

Masters student in User Experience Design (1st Year) - Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
Topics: Accessibility, instructional design
email: Ishani.pandey@mail.utoronto.ca

Carmen Chau

Bachelor’s student in Computer Science and Statistical Science (2nd Year) - Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto
Topics: Russian Resistance Movement
email: carmenj.chau@mail.utoronto.ca

Laura Moldoveanu

Bachelor’s student in International Relations and Peace, Conflict & Justice (3rd Year) - Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto
Topics: Worker Resistance
email: laura.moldoveanu@mail.utoronto.ca

  • Honours BA, International Relations and Peace, Conflict & Justice, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Projects

    Worker Resistance

Emily Su

Bachelor’s student in Statistical Science, Computer Science (3rd Year) - Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Toronto
Topics: Social Media and Social Movements, User-Friendly Applications
email: em.su@mail.utoronto.ca

Alumni

Gozie Nwaka

Keith Cheng

Kit Haehnal

Alex Parent