What gets me up in the morning?
The exacerbated forced migration crises. Especially its widening social inequalities due to ill-informed data practices and technology solutions with little account for local needs and capacities.
Focused on key areas of ICTD; Human-Centered Design; and Human-Computer Interaction, I challenge technological solutions for Asset-Based Design with marginalized populations.
In my research, I utilize inclusive data practices that enhance effective humanitarian-development response to forced migration crises in low-and middle-income host countries.
"Human-Centered Design is most relevant when designing in resource-constrained circumstances. An Asset-Based Approach can help to be both human-centered and crisis conscious in ICT design."
RESEARCH DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT FORCED MIGRATIONREFUGEES-LEADLOCALIZATION
An ICT Capacity-Building Assessment of Refugee-Led Organizations
A multiple case study research on the information practices and ICT capacities of Refugee-Led Organizations (RLOs)
RESEARCH DIGITAL DEVELOPMENT FORCED MIGRATIONMONITORING AND EVALUATION DESIGN
An Information-Centric Approach to Relief and Development Coherence in Response to Protracted Refugee Crises
Creating measurements for assessment and fostering the Global Compact for Refugees.
Giving an invited talk titled "A home away from home? Architecture and the humanitarian-development divide in response to protracted forced migration crises" at the Stuckeman Center of Design Computing (SCDC) Lecture Series.
Joining the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS) as a guest researcher.
I'm a PhD candidate at Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology.
I work with Dr. Carleen Maitland, conducting research on the topic of digital development and the implications of technologies in the broader context of forced migration and refugees' lifecycle.
A designer by training and a humanist at heart, I adopt human-centered methods to understand the nuances of technology use in different geopolitical situations affected by forced migration crises.
In my work, I pursue technologies for social impact in order to support the lives of refugees and migrants in the context of their new host countries.