I am an assistant professor of sociology at Rhode Island College. I research the social implications of various information and communication technologies (ICTs) including the Internet and. I am especially interested in how these technologies increase or decrease inequality between classes, racial groups, and nations. Thus, my work often touches on issues of the digital divide and digital inequality.
The question that powers all of my work is: “How does the digital environment reproduce or mitigate inequalities in society“?
In my first life, I was a high school biology teacher. But that Tandy Color Computer 2 that my mom bought me as a kid made such an impression, that somehow I ended up being interested in technology consumption. Now I teach and do research on new media and technology at Rhode Island College.
In my spare time I graze intellectually, bouncing back and forth between the drama of WWII history, the elegant simplicity of Buddhist philosophy, the vexing Korean language, the equally vexing R programming language, the niceties of tea brewing, and my video game addictions of Sid Meier’s Civilization and Baseball Mogul.