I study what happens when organizations and industries rapidly adopt new technologies. I use qualitative methods (interviewing, observation, and archival research) to try to understand why some workers resist new technologies; how management practices influence technology outcomes; and what role governmental policies play in shaping organization and worker decisions to use new technologies. My research aims to inform technology governance strategies and develop theories of technological change, especially in the workplace.
I'm currently working as a Project Scientist in the Technology Management Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara College of Engineering. I work with Dr. Matt Beane and study the implementation, management, and labor implications of robotics and automation in the manufacturing and logistics industries.
Before UCSB, I worked as a postdoc with the rOpenSci Project at UC Berkeley; went through the PhD program and did research at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information (hook 'em); and studied at University of Pennsylvania Department of History and Sociology of Science.
Automation (A.I./robotics), management, and labor
Computer-supported cooperative work
Data science studies
History and sociology of science and technology