Edgar Smiling Computer


I'm a technology researcher, doctoral candidate and Annenberg Fellow in communication at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. 


My research is broadly concerned with technology, memory, and archives, and asks questions about how our conceptions of the past are (or are not) shaped by technological change. 

My writing and research can be found in the International Journal of Communication, Computer Communication Review (CCR), New Media & Society, Technology & Culture and in the edited volume Uncertain Archives

I received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University, where my thesis explored how the New York Times grappled with the popular debut of the web in the mid 1990s. I received my MA en route to the PhD from USC in 2019. 

I've been grateful to receive fellowships from Harvard University's Library Innovation Lab and the ACM History Committee. I've also had the pleasure of working with the Computer History Museum on their oral history collections, the International Journal of Communication, and with the Los Angeles Public Libraries on the Autograph Book of Los Angeles

Lest you think I'm a smiling computer (that's Edgar), here's a picture of me smiling ... next to a computer: