Zachary J McDowell

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Communication
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Phone: 4134555493
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    I am interested in questions related to how technological mediation structures cultural production. I believe strongly in the importance of embodied practice and my scholarly interests around collaborative communities bridges the theoretical and the practical. My range of digital media interests run the technological gamut from gaming studies, to surveillance, to digital culture, information policy, data-representations, and emerging media trends. My work brings together a core thread around engaged, community-based and transformative practices in the digital age, focusing on questions of access and agency.

    Currently I am focusing on researching information literacy and Wikipedia, algorithmic discrimination and issues with labor and automation, and the role of social robots in spreading disinformation.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 5

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Honors college, communication major

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Participation in, and collaboration in research.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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