Dr. Andalibi is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. She also affiliated with the Center for Social Media Responsibility (CSMR), the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC), and the Digital Studies Institute. She is also a co-director of the Social Media Research Lab. Her research interests are in social computing, computer-mediated communication, and human-computer interaction, including examining relationships between emotions, identity, and technologies in contexts ranging from social media to artificial intelligence.
Dr. Andalibi’s work is published in venues such as ACM CHI, CSCW, TOCHI, JMIR, and New Media and Society, and featured by media outlets such as CNN, Fast Company, and Huffington Post. Her publications have received awards at ACM CHI and CSCW and her work is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Prior to joining UMSI, her generative research at Yahoo directly contributed to novel publicly launched communication technology products. She was also the recipient of Drexel University’s Outstanding Promise Award, and a two-times recipient of the Phoebe W. Haas Endowed Doctoral Fellowship Award.
Prior to joining UMSI, she received her Ph.D. in Information Studies from the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University where she was advised by Dr. Andrea Forte. she also holds a M.S. in Socio-technical Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in Theoretical Computer Science from Sharif University of Technology. She enjoys telling stories through my work and hobbies such as photography.
Identity and emotions are central to our lived experience, with implications for qualities such as wellbeing, privacy, safety, ethics, justice, and equity. Dr. Andalibi’s work examines intersections of identity, emotions, and technology in contexts ranging from social media to identity-based mobile apps to artificial intelligence. Centering humans’ identities and emotions, her work spans social media’s role in processes like self-disclosure, privacy management, social support, and sensemaking in times of emotional distress or when facing forms of marginality such as stigma; how social computing system designs and algorithmic systems (fail to) account for the needs, identities, and values of marginalized individuals; and human-centered approaches to uncovering and anticipating technological developments’ harms and benefits especially for marginalized individuals and communities. Through this research agenda, Dr. Andalibi seeks to inform theory, design, activism, and policy for socio-technical futures that foreground the values and needs of marginalized individuals to support qualities such as wellbeing, safety, privacy, ethics, and equity.
human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, computer-mediated communication (CMC), health informatics
self-disclosure, stigma, marginalized populations, stressful life events, identity, social support, privacy, well-being, photo-sharing, ethics, social media, online communities, emotional AI, mental health, pregnancy loss/miscarriage, sexual abuse