• I am chairing the newly founded SIGCHI CARES to address issues of harassment and discrimination in SIGCHI. Learn more about this committee and the work we do here.
  • Very honored that that we won the Best Paper Honorable Mention award at CSCW2020 for the paper “Mitigating Exploitation: Indie Game Developers’ Reconfigurations of Labor in Technology.” Congrats to my co-authors Guo Freeman, Jeffrey Bardzell, and Nathan McNeese.
  • My student Cyn Liu was awarded a prestigious and highly competitive Computing Innovation Fellowship (top 10%–only 59 out of 550 researchers were honored with the award). The two-year fellowship, jointly funded by the Computing Research Association (CRA) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF), supports her 2-year postdoctoral research with Paul Dourish at UC-Irvine on increasing public engagement with environmental data.
  • Did a talk at the Annual Symposium of Computer Science in Finland on “Design Activism: How a Menstrual Cup Changed the Society it Critiqued.”
  • Joined the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University.


  • Excited to join the SIGCHI Executive Committee as Vice President at Large.
  • Very honored that the following four papers won Best Paper Honorable Mention awards:
    • Symbiotic Encounters: HCI and Sustainable Agriculture (ACM CHI2019)
    • Smart and Fermented Cities: An Approach to Placemaking in Urban Informatics (ACM CHI2019)
    • Decomposition as Design: Co-Creating (with) Natureculture. (ACM TEI2019)
    • The Innovation Ecology: Collaborative Information, Community Support, and Policy in A Creative Technology Community (iConference 2019)
  • I am charing ACM DIS2019 with Steve Harrison.
  • I am charing the Doctoral Consortium at ACM CSCW2019 with Bryan Semaan
  • Excited about sharing our work on menopause and women’s health at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in the week-long conference on “Taking a walk on the wild side: Fabulating alternative imaginaries in art and life.”
  • Super excited to edit the TOCHI special issue, “HCI and the Body: Reimagining Women’s Health” with the fabulous and formidable Madeline Balaam, Lone Koefoed Hansen, and Teresa Almeida!
  • Four papers accepted to ACM CHI2019!


  • I have been promoted to [Full] Professor!!!
  • I am very honored to be the recipient of the ACM CHI 2018 Diversity Champion Recognition Award, in the Trailblazer category. This category “recognizes individuals who have made innovative and groundbreaking efforts to counter unjust social practices, foster equitable communities, and effectively promote values of diversity and inclusion through their work.”
  • Our book on Critical Theory and Interaction Design is finally out!! Check out the description and review on the MIT Press website.
  • Along with Jeffrey Bardzell and our PhD student Trisha Zdziarska, we are awarded a Toyota Foundation grant to study multicultural innovation in Indiana.
  • I am team-teaching a week-long summer school in June with Jeff Bardzell on Humanistic HCI at University of Oulu, Finland! Come join us!
  • I will be giving a talk in May at the Critical by Design conference in Basel sponsored by the Academy of Art and Design FHNW.
  • Very honored that our paper “Bottom-up imaginaries: The cultural-technical practice of inventing regional advantage through IT R&D” won a Best Paper Honorable Mention award at ACM CHI2018!
  • I did a talk on “Making’s utopian promises” at IU’s School of Education as part of the CRLT & Jacobs Chair Speaker Series.
  • I recently did a joint talk with Jeff Bardzell on “Humanistic contribution to IT research field” as part of the Wells Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study at Indiana University. I was especially touched to see so many of our former professors from the Department of Comparative Literature as well as current colleagues and students from Informatics.


  • Very pleased to be on the social justice and design panel at CSCW2017 to advocate the need to understand, teach, strengthen, and reward the epistemology of hope.


  • Very pleased about the publication of “Reconstituting the Utopian Vision of Making: HCI after Technosolutionism,” with Jeffrey Bardzell and Silvia Lindtner. This is the first collaborative papers based on our NSF-funded research on making and economic pathways and is grounded on my ongoing research on feminist utopian futuring. Best yet, it won a Honorable Mention award at ACM CHI2016!
  • The special issue “Feminism and (Un)Hacking” for Journal of Peer Production I co-edited with Lilly Nguyen, Sophie Toupin are available now!
  • Having been quite busy this year organizing various workshops and panels at 4S/EASST, PDC, DIS, CHI on topics ranging from making/DIY, fabrication, industrial production, to documenting research through design processes, social justice among others.


  •  Jeffrey and I gave a series of presentations on “Humanistic HCI as an Approach to Critical Computing” at University of Oslo in Olso, Norway, KTH in Stockholm, Sweden, and Aarhus University, Denmark between October and December. These talks were based on our new book, Humanistic HCI.
  • I am chairing the Technical Program of Aarhus 2015 (Conference theme: Critical Alternatives), along with Ole Iversen.


  • I chaired the Technical Program of ACM DIS2014, along with Carman Neustaedter and Eric Paulos.
  • I was awarded a Trustees Teaching Award at Indiana University.


  • I was invited to give a talk on “Critical Thinking through (and about) Critical Design” at Intel Corporation in March.


  • I, along with Jeffrey Bardzell and Erik Stolterman, received over $1.85 million in July 2012 to create the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing at Indiana University. The IU team is part of a $12.5 million research center composed of faculty from UC-Irvine, Cornell University, Georgia Tech, and New York University in an exploration of information technology and digital media as a social and cultural phenomena.


  • I was invited to speak at CMU’s HCII Seminar Series in Nov on the topic of feminist HCI.
  • My students Anna Eaglin, Matt Edward, Ammar Halabi, Dan Richert, and Marisol Villacres will present their MS Capstone and Tabletop design research at CHI2011 Work-in-Progress.


  • In March 2010, I received the WIC Informatics Graduate Faculty of the Year Award in recognition for exceptional commitment and dedication to female students in the School of Informatics and Computing.
  • I am giving a keynote address at the Celebrating Women In Computing Banquet at the IU School of Informatics and Computing