Sohyeon Hwang

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sohyeon Hwang studies how users shape the governance of digital technologies. Her work focuses on online communities as a valuable point of collective decision-making and organizing to anticipate and respond to potential platform harms. In her projects, she leverages mixed methods to understand how community governance can be better supported so that everyday people have greater autonomy in addressing pressing issues such as those around online safety, information integrity, and algorithmic bias. Hwang holds a Ph.D. from the School of Communication at Northwestern University, where she was a member of the Community Data Science Collective and supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. She received a B.A. from Cornell University double majoring in government and information science, focusing on revolutions and ideology in the former and data science/ethics in the latter.

Hwang can be reached at [TBA], 322 Sherrerd Hall.