Jean Hardy (he/him/his) is a PhD Candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. His research focuses on ethnographic studies of technology use by rural LGBTQ people, as well as the role of economic development in the rural Midwestern United States. His work with rural LGBTQ people has received a Best Paper Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017 where he also co-convened the initial meeting that provoked this workshop.
Dharma Dailey (she/her/hers) is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington. She is interested in the collaboration patterns and design implications of emergent collaborations in crisis contexts. She has done two ethnographic studies on social media use by rural communities after a crisis. Her work on this received a Best Paper Honorable Mention at CSCW 2017.
Susan Wyche, PhD, (she/her/hers) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University, where she is also affiliated with the university’s African Studies Center. She is interested in HCI and ICTD and for the past eight years has worked in Western Kenya investigating mobile phone and social media use among rural farmers. This research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER Award.
Norman Makoto Su, PhD, (he/him/his) is an assistant professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University Bloomington. He does research in HCI and CSCW that characterizes the often messy relationship subcultures have with technology. He is currently engaged in ethnographic fieldwork on the local, value-diverse, rural subcultures of Indiana.