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michaelanneI am a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan’s School of Information.  My work draws on the fields of Anthropology, CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work), and ICTD (Information Communication Technologies & Development) to study how people collaboratively access and participate with internet technologies in constrained contexts.

Drawing on my training as a sociocultural anthropologist, my work focuses on underserved groups to investigate (1) internet access in resource-constrained regions; (2) the design of citizen-led information systems; and (3) social media use for social change.

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RECENT NEWS

11.12.19 – I presented my paper, “If it Rains, Ask Grandma to Disconnect the Nano: Maintenance & Care in Havana’s StreetNet” at CSCW 2019 in Austin, TX

11.10.19 – I submitted to and attended the Politics and Design of Collaboration: A Grassroots Perspective workshop at CSCW 2019.

9.30.19 – My paper, “If it Rains, Ask Grandma to Disconnect the Nano: Maintenance & Care in Havana’s StreetNet”, received a Best Paper Honorable Mention at CSCW 2019

8.1.19 – I started my new position as a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information

6.18.19 – I became a member of the 2019 cohort of the Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems (CSST) Researchers

6.8.19 – I successfully defended my dissertation, Vamos a Resolver: Collaboratively Configuring the Internet in Havana

3.4.19 – I have accepted a presidential postdoctoral fellowship position at the University of Michigan’s School of Information starting Fall 2019!

1.15.19 – I wrote an article for ACM Interactions Mag on Cuba’s offline Internet.

1.4.19 – I served as a co-chair, panelist, and organizer at ICTDX in Ahmedabad, India.

11.4.18 – I co-organized a workshop, Solidarity Across Borders: Navigating Intersections Towards Equity & Inclusion, at the 2018 CSCW Conference.

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