My primary research areas are: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), org-theory informed Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and applied Information Visualization (infovis).
Currently, I am exploring and creating information interfaces that facilitates coordination among community-based organizations or civic networks. I am focused on community organizations engaged in resolving a social justice issue, in particular child sex trafficking. My research goal is to understand how information and communications technologies (ICTs) can facilitate informal information sharing among a network of community organizations. Historically, civic networks have been radical change agents that have catalyzed societal changes for the greater good. Gaps in the ability of government agencies and corporations to correct social injustices create opportunities for communities to play an effective and creative role in mitigating social ills (e.g., gang violence, homelessness, child sex trafficking, etc.)
My research contributes to understanding how ICTs can facilitate the self-organized social justice work of community organizations.