HICSS55 Mini-track on culture, diversity, and inclusion

For the third consecutive year, I collaborated with my AU colleagues Nanette Levinson and Derrick Cogburn to plan a mini-track on Social Media, Culture, Identity and Inclusion at the 55th Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). This year’s edition of the mini-track includes six papers covering a wide range of topics from online classrooms during the pandemic to Twitter algorithmic bias toward languages in countries as diverse as the U.S., India, and China.

HICSS55 will take place virtually between 3-7 January 2022 and registration is completely free – to register, click here.

Our mini-track will hold a free virtual paper session on Zoom on 4 January at 2:00pm EST (11:00am PT, 9:00am HST, 7:00pm GMT). To register for the mini-track session and receive the access link, click here.

Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Track at HICSS 52

This week I’m honored to co-chair the Culture, Diversity and Inclusion mini-track at the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) together with my AU colleagues Derrick Cogburn and Nanette Levinson. The mini-track includes two exciting sessions at 8:00am and 10:00am on Friday January 11th with a total of five papers focusing on issues of disability, race, and age in digital and social media.

As part of this mini-track, I’m also going to present a paper I co-authored with Derrick Cogburn on “Technology and Grassroots Inclusion in Global Governance: A Survey Study of Disability Rights Advocates and Effective Participation.” The paper discusses the first global survey of disability rights advocates about their use of technology to participate in global governance processes including both U.N. and non-U.N. international meetings, conferences, and events, as well as the use of social media to engage with disability grassroots in their respective countries. To access a free copy of the paper, click here.

Presenting Two Papers at HICSS 50

This year I am presenting two papers at the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) – a new conference and network for me, as well as my first visit to beautiful Hawaii.

The first paper is entitled “Technology, Voice and the Problem of ‘Being Heard’.” I will present this as part of an exciting Symposium on Social Movements and IT on Wednesday January 4th, 1:10-4:pm in Kona 1.

The second paper, with Derrick Cogburn, Erin Spaniol and Maya Aguilar of the Institute on Disability and Public Policy at AU, is entitled “Building Accessible Cyberinfrastructure in the Global Disability Community: Evaluating Collaboration Readiness and Use of the DID Policy Collaboratory” and can be downloaded freely here. ┬áIt is part of the Global Virtual Teams mini-track on Friday January 6th from 4 to 5:30pm.