researching means to empower marginalized groups online

Looking for a primer on my research? Check out this awesome podcast I guest-starred on!

Hello there! I’m Brianna Dym, a PhD candidate at CU Boulder in the department of Information Science. I work with Dr. Casey Fiesler in the Internet Rules Lab, and this site is a place where you can find some basic information about me, my current research, and what I’ve been up to in the past few years.

I’m about to begin my 5th year of graduate school, and I’m excited to bring to a close a lot of wonderful projects I’ve started during my time at CU. This work includes research on LGBTQ+ communities navigating social media platforms and their challenges, which started out as an summer internship with Bryan Semaan. More recently, I’ve started investigating issues of ethics and equity in digital platform design. I’m also investigating alternative paths for marginalized groups learning computational skills as part of an EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation. For more information about these projects, check out the site or my google scholar page!