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Publications

2023

“I’m Constantly in This Dilemma”: How Migrant Technology Professionals Perceive Social Media Recommendation Algorithms

Cassidy Pyle*, Ben Zefeng Zhang*, Oliver L. Haimson and Nazanin Andalibi. 2023.  ACM’s Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work And Social Computing. (CSCW ‘23). *Joint first authors

The Labor of Training Artificial Intelligence: Data Infrastructure, Mobility, and Marginality

​Ben Zefeng Zhang. 2023. In Companion Publication of the 2023 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '23 Companion). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 459–461. [Link

2022

The Chinese Diaspora and The Attempted WeChat Ban: Platform Precarity, Anticipated Impacts, and Infrastructural Migration

Ben Zefeng Zhang, Oliver L. Haimson, and Michaelanne Thomas. 2022. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, CSCW2, Article 397 (November 2022), 29 pages. [link] [PDF] [video]

Social Media's Role During Identity Changes Related to Major Life Events

Shanley Corvite, Ben Zefeng Zhang, and Oliver L. Haimson. 2022. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, CSCW2, Article 328 (November 2022), 22 pages. [link] [PDF] [video]

Separate Online Networks During Life Transitions: Support, Identity, and Challenges in Social Media and Online Communities

Ben Zefeng Zhang*, Tianxiao Liu*, Shanley Corvite*, Nazanin Andalibi, and Oliver L. Haimson. 2022. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, CSCW2, Article 458 (November 2022), 30 pages. [link] [PDF] [video] *Joint first authors

2021

The Online Authenticity Paradox: What Being "Authentic" on Social Media Means, and Barriers to Achieving It

Oliver L. Haimson, Tianxiao Liu, Ben Zefeng Zhang, and Shanley Corvite. 2021. \ Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 5, CSCW2, Article 423 (October 2021), 18 pages. [link] [PDF] [video]

2020 

Mapping the Narrative Ecosystem of Conspiracy Theories in Online Anti-vaccination Discussions

Joshua Introne, Ania Korsunska, Leni Krsova, and Ben Zefeng Zhang. 2020. Mapping the Narrative Ecosystem of Conspiracy Theories in Online Anti-vaccination Discussions. In International Conference on Social Media and Society (SMSociety'20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 184–192. [link] [PDF]

Workshop Papers (Lightly Peer-Reviewed)

Migrations in the U.S.

Ben Zefeng Zhang.  Development Consortium: HCI Across Borders. CHI 2022, New Orleans, LA.

Five Declarations on Borders for HCI:  A Series of PositionStatements from the AnthroTech Lab

Sylvia Darling, Ben Zefeng Zhang, Shanley Corvite, Alexis Herrera, Hibby Thach, Suanmuanlian Tonsing, Michaelanne Thomas. Development Consortium: HCI Across Borders. CHI 2022, New Orleans, LA.

The Chinese Diaspora: Overlapping Life Transitions, Barriers, and HCI

Ben Zefeng Zhang, Michaelanne Thomas, Oliver L. Haimson. CHI workshop on Migration and Mobility in HCI: Rethinking Boundaries, Methods, and Impact, May 2021. CHI 2021, Yokohama, Japan. 

Gig Platform Migration as Destabilization: “Non-Normative Postcolonial Computing”

Ben Zefeng Zhang, Bryan Semaan. Workshop on Worker-Centered Design. CHI 2020, Honolulu, HI.

Gigging as Resilience: Managing Emergent Life Situations and Job Transitions

Ben Zefeng Zhang. Workshop on Life Transitions and Social Technologies: Research and Design for Times of Life Change. CSCW 2019, Austin, TX.

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