I am Associate Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCD) at University of Washinton (UW). I have a Ph.D. in Sociology and Science Studies (STS) from the University of California San Diego (UCSD - 2006), and did a PostDoc at the University of Michigan School of Information. My Masters is from McGill University in Montreal and my Bachelors is from York University in Toronto.
My research often focuses on the sociotechnical facets of cyberinfrastructure (i.e., networked information technologies for the support of science) and how it is transforming the practice and organization of contemporary knowledge production.
I am a principal investigator on several National Science Foundation (NSF) awards, and have also been a participant in National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Sloan Foundation grants -- studying the consequences of novel information technologies on the activities of scientists and users, and exploring new patterns of distributed collaboration. I have several articles published in major peer-reviewed journals, including Social Studies of Science, Information and Organization, and the Journal of the Association of Information Systems. I have a chapter in the 2008 MIT Press edited volume ‘Scientific Collaboration on the Internet’ and another in the 2013 MIT Press edited volume 'Raw Data is an Oxymoron'. I recently co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work (JCSCW) on Cyberinfrastructure and eScience, and another special issue on 'The Empirical and Conceptual in STS' for Science, Technology and Human Values (STH&V).
As a member HCDE, I teach courses such as Infrastructure Studies and Introduction to Science and Technology Studies, as well as methodology courses on grounded theory and qualitative or historical studies of technology.
I grew up in Ottawa and Madrid. I've had six parakeets and they’ve all been called Budgie.