sohyeon hwang

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Hello! I'm a first-year PhD student in the Media, Technology, and Society program at Northwestern University, advised by Dr. Aaron Shaw and part of the Community Data Science Collective. I also work with Dr. Ágnes Horvát.

My research interests center around governance (very broadly construed: rules, admins, design) and online participation on the scale of multi-community + multi-platform analyses. Right now, I'm particularly interested in the complexity of governing large-scale social computing systems, especially platforms following decentralized modes of moderation and rule enforcement like Reddit and Wikipedia. I tend to utilize computational / quantitative approaches.

You can look at some of my current projects below + see my full CV as a PDF here.

In my non-academic life, I volunteer as a tutor with the cool folks at GirlForward and like to hang around museums + take pictures on my point-and-shoot.

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I'm best reached by email. If I don't respond in about 3 days, don't hesitate to send a little follow-up :^) On the Evanston campus, I can usually be found at/around 2-419 Frances Searle when there is no coronavirus to worry about.

email: sohyeonhwang [at]

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