My research focuses on Human-Computer Interaction for societal engagement. I am interested in how technologies can enable, or hinder, democratic processes of participation. I investigate how public concerns can be represented on through digital platforms, interactive artifacts, and public events.

In 2020, I joined the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) as an Assistant Professor. From this beautiful alpine region, I collaborate with colleagues and friends from around the world. I have worked on narratives, gender, and computing in; on sustained participation, digital platforms, and issue formation at the ParticipaLab of MediaLab Prado; and on representing matters of concerns in spazioD.

I teach topics close to my research interests, and I like to involve students in hands-on activities through case studies. At the Ph.D. in Computer Science, I teach topics related to tech ethics and data work; and at the Communication Sciences and Culture program I teach the foundations of Human-Computer Interaction with a focus on digital prototyping as a tool for communication. I supervise Ph.D. candidates and master’s and bachelor’s students.