About Me

I am a PhD student researching human-machine interaction and data governance in the workplace. I am advised by Brian Keegan in the Column Lab.

My research analyses the role of data in the relationship between workers and their work environment in the platform economy. I focus on how unprecedented quantification has fundamentally re-organized workplaces and how workers react to and cope with these new environments. In particular, I explore the real-world implications of platform labor on workers' information seeking and generation behaviors.

You can read more about my research projects here and my teaching experience here.

Selected Research Projects

  1. "Hey, Can You Add Captions?": Infrastructuring for Accessibility on TikTok.
    Ellen Simpson, Samantha Dalal, and Bryan Semaan.
    Under submission at CSCW
  2. Governing the Commons of Platform Labor Data Assets
    Samantha Dalal and Brian Keegan.
    Position paper for Civic Technologies: Research, Practice, and Open Challenges Workshop at CSCW ‘20
  3. Extraction or Inclusion: Reflections on an Academic Workshop in Food Delivery Gig Work
    Samantha Dalal, Christelle Tessono, Klaudia Jazwinska, Orestis Papakyriakopoulos, Danny Spitzberg, Elizabeth Anne Watkins, Andrés Monroy-Hernandez
    Workshop Paper for UC San Diego Just Transitions Workshop '22

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