I investigate how computer-mediated communication affects interpersonal processes in newfangled relationships. I aim to identify how ambiguity in text-based interactions disrupts interpersonal connection and how individuals attempt to reduce ambiguity. Many of my online and laboratory projects address how emoji use in iMessage conversations affects impression formation and perceived partner responsiveness. I also have studied how being ghosted on online dating apps affects future perceptions and pursuit of potential partners.
- Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center
- M.A., The New School for Social Research
- B.A., Pace University