Critical Data Studies, Digital Politics, Media Sociology, International Relations
My research takes a critical look at data and technology as sociocultural phenomena, the production of power in digital discourses, and the politics of online identity construction. My research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including New Media & Society; Information, Communication & Society; Critical Sociology; Social Movement Studies and Communication Methods and Measures. I work with qualitative, quantitative and computational methods of research — including machine learning, natural language processing, and network analysis. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses on digital media and culture, privacy and surveillance, and research methods. I speak about data, politics and culture in the media and also deliver public talks and workshops on data analytics. For more details, please visit my personal homepage, saifshahin.com.