About me

I'm a PhD candidate in Anthropology at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. My undergraduate studies were in computer science and anthropology. For my doctoral research I am exploring the making of computer scientists as gendered subjects in Singapore. That is, how are computer scientists constituted as social and technical persons through undergraduate computer science education. My research explores the performance and silences of gender in relation to computing; transnational flows of computing students, professors, curriculums, and practices; and the local and national context of computing in Singapore.

My master's thesis was entitled "Living with music: An ethnography of sessions in St. John's, Newfoundland." It explores issues of selfhood and meaning developed through the performance of traditional Irish (and) Newfoundland music, including assessments of musicianship and debates over "Irishness" and "Newfoundlandness."