My core research philosophy involves denaturalizing writing technologies to develop better writing habits, workflows, and routines.
My research has five themes: (1) writing as a participatory activity, such as in social media, (2) writing interfaces and templates, (3) machine learning and “AI” communication, (4) the effects of automation on writing, and (5) STEM writing.
- User experience and information design
- Social media interactions, chiefly how writers respond to their audiences, including algorithms.
- Computational methods, including web-scraping, web development, data structuring, bibliometrics & scientometrics.
- Machine learning, specifically using techniques to study audience interactions. More recently, I have been studying the types of writing machine learning scientists engage and the genres they employ
- Science Communication, including engineering writing and the communication processes of research labs. Specifically, I am interested in how scientists disseminate their research online.