Michaelanne Dye

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Michaelanne's work combines the fields of social computing and human-computer interaction for development (HCI4D), to explore issues related to internet access, social media use, and the design of local information networks in resource-constrained environments. Her work aims to inform the responsible design of information-focused interventions for sustainable development. Currently, her work explores evolving internet and social media use in Havana, Cuba, as well as local innovations that have evolved as a response to limited internet access. In addition to her dissertation work, Michaelanne is involved in research on social media use to combat resource scarcity in Venezuela. She has a Master’s degree in Anthropology from Georgia State University, where her research examined the use of Facebook for impression management and political activism by diasporic Hispanic groups. In her "other" life, she worked as a social media manager and public relations officer at various organizations including Georgia Tech, Georgia Aquarium, Northside Hospital, and Cohen Wolfe.

Research Interests: 
social computing, ICTD, HCI4D, internet access, ethnography, online activism,
Expected Graduation Date: 
May, 2019
Advisor Name: 
Amy Bruckman and Neha Kumar