Sarah Nguyen is a PhD student at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication. Her research interests lie in the field of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Society, with a focus on technology for social change, digital humanities and (in)equalities. Her studies investigate the role technology and new media, such as the mobile phone and Internet, play in transnational migration processes, the empowerment of underserved populations, as well as various forms of socio-political changes. She is also interested in issues of power, with one research trajectory focusing on the intersection of gender/class/race and technology, algorithm bias, and role of human agency in technology appropriation.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Information Technologies & International Development and International Journal of Communication (forthcoming). She also presented at international academic conferences such as International Communication Association, Information and Communication Technologies and Development, and International Association for Media and Communication Research.