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
Events and Travel
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Paper accepted to TOCHI
July 10, 2021
We have a paper accepted to the ACM TOCHI Journal. It is titled "LGBTQ Persons' Use of Online Spaces to Navigate Conception, Pregnancy, and Pregnancy Loss: An Intersectional Approach," co-authored by former MSI students Kylie Wojciechowski and Cameron Giniel, and colleagues Lee Roosevelt and Ashley Lacombe-Duncan.
Paper accepted to CSCW 2021
July 10, 2021
We have a paper accepted to CSCW 2021. It is titled "Constructing Authenticity on TikTok: Social Norms and Social Support on the "Fun" Platform" led by Postdoc Kristen Barta.
Two papers accepted to CSCW 2021
March 25, 2021
We have two papers accepted to CSCW 2021. One is titled "Data Subjects’ Conceptualizations of and Attitudes toward Automatic Emotion Recognition-enabled Wellbeing Interventions on Social Media" led by my PhD student Kat Roemmich.
The other is titled "Algorithmic Folk Theories and Identity: How TikTok Users Engage in Algorithmic Resistance and Identity Co-Production" led by my graduate student Nadia Karizat, and with collaborators Dan Delmonaco and Motahare Eslami.
Best Paper Award for CHI 2021
March 15, 2021
Thrilled and thankful to the CHI community for recognizing our CHI paper "LGBTQ Persons' Pregnancy Loss Disclosures to Known Ties on Social Media: Disclosure Decisions and Ideal Disclosure Environments" with a Best paper Award!
CHI 2021 paper for the AI at the margins workshop
March 15, 2021
We have a position paper accepted for the AI at the margins workshop at CHI 2021. The paper is led by my student Cassidy Pyle and is titled "First-Generation, Low-Income Students as Data Subjects in Higher Education Profiling and Prediction AI/ML Applications" and available to read here.
Serving on the senior program committee for ACII
March 17, 2021
I am serving on the senior program committee for the International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII) with the theme of Ethical Affective Computing this year.
Paper accepted to CSCW 2020
Dec 22, 2020
I am pleased that our paper titled "Sensemaking and Coping After Pregnancy Loss: The Seeking and Disruption of Emotional Validation Online" is accepted to CSCW 2020, to be presented at CSCW 2021. The paper is co-authored with Patricia Garcia.
Paper accepted to CHI 2021
Dec 15, 2020
We have a forthcoming paper titled "LGBTQ Persons' Pregnancy Loss Disclosures to Known Ties on Social Media: Disclosure Decisions and Ideal Disclosure Environments." It is led by my PhD student Cassidy Pyle and is in collaboration with Social Work and Nursing colleagues. Accompanying blog post by Cassidy here.
Paper accepted to New Media and Society
Dec 15, 2020
I have a forthcoming paper at NMS discussing how pregnancy loss is/is not accounted for in the design of pregnancy-related apps. Preprint here. See the fancy copy on the SAGE website.