December 4, 2017 at 4:49 pm

Jewell Discusses Research at Data & Society Workshop

Babz Jewell

Babz Jewell

Sociology master’s candidate Babz Jewell ’14 attended a workshop in November by Data & Society, a research institute focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development.

Jewell served as a participant in a full-day workshop in October at the organization’s New York City office. Her role was to discuss papers under development and centered on the workshop’s theme of “Lessons from the Field: Qualitative Studies of Socio-Technical Systems.”

Selection for this workshop was highly competitive and made based on matching research expertise and interests in studying human interaction with data and technology into the 21 century.

She took part in four lively sessions over the course of a 12-hour schedule with other social science, socio-technological, communications, and journalism experts from New York City and scholars from institutions across the country.

Jewell’s own research analyzes blue-collar laborers’ construction of identity and professionalism in rural Appalachia in the current economy.

“Since I am so early in my career as sociologist, this workshop was massively helpful for making meaningful connections with well-known researchers in my field,” she said.

You can find more about Data & Society initiatives, current publications and projects at Data & Society.

She took advantage of a break during the workshop to take a picture in Central Park.

Central Park in November 2017. Photo courtesy of Babz Jewell.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *