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Hello World. You've found yourself on the "about" page for Dharma Dailey. I study how people get information in times of crisis. I work in the emCOMP lab under my PhD advisor Kate Starbird and as an “Interpretive Data Scientist” at eScience Institute. I have a MS in Human Centered Design & Engineering from the University of Washington and am a PhD candidate in the same department. I have a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from SUNY Empire State College. Feel free to drop a line to 

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Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

Li Zeng, Dharma Dailey, Owla Mohamed, Kate Starbird, Emma Spiro. 2019. Detecting Journalism in the Age of Social Media: Three Experiments in Classifying Journalists on Twitter. The 13th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-2019). Forthcoming

Kate Starbird, Dharma Dailey, Owla Mohamed, Gina Lee, Emma S. Spiro. 2018. Engage Early, Correct More: How Journalists Participate in False Rumors Online during Crisis Events. CHI 2018, April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dharma Dailey, Robert Soden, and Nick Lalone. 2018, Jan. Becoming a Crisis Informatics Response Technician: A Design Fiction. ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP 2018).  

Dailey, D. and Starbird, K. 2017. Social Media Seamsters: Stitching Platforms & Audiences into Local Crisis Infrastructure. ACM 2017 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2017). Honorable Mention Award.

Dailey, D., Robinson, J. and Starbird, K. 2016. Sharing Food, Gathering Information: The Context and Visibility of Community Information Work in a Crisis Event. In iConference 2016 Proceedings. 

Fichet, E., Robinson, J., Dailey, D. and Starbird K. 2016. Eyes on the Ground: Emerging Practices in Periscope Use during Crisis Events. In 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).

Dailey, D. and Starbird, K. 2014. Visible Skepticism: Community Vetting after Hurricane Irene. Short Paper. 2014 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference (ISCRAM 2014), Penn State University.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters  

Hill, B. M., Dailey, D., Guy, R. T., Lewis, B., Matsuzaki, M., and Morgan, J. T. Democratizing Data Science: The Community Data Science Workshops and Classes. In Big Data Factories: Scientific Collaborative Approaches for Virtual Community Data Collection, Repurposing, Recombining, and Dissemination. N. Jullien, S. A. Matei, & S. P. Goggins (Eds.) New York, New York: Springer Nature. Forthcoming.

Dailey, D. and Starbird, K. 2016, December. Addressing the Information Needs of Crisis-Affected Communities: The Interplay of Legacy Media and Social Media in a Rural Disaster. In The Communications Crisis in America, and How to Fix It. Friedland L. and Lloyd, M. editors. Palgrave MacMillan. 

Dailey, D. and Starbird, K. 2014. Journalists as Crowdsourcerers: Responding to Crisis by Reporting with a Crowd. J of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Special Issue: Crisis Informatics and Collaboration, Dec 2014, 23(4-6), 445-481.

Starbird, K., Dailey, D., Walker, A.H., Leschine, T.M., Pavia, R., and Bostrom, A. 2014. Social Media, Public Participation, and the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal.

Powell, A., Bryne, A. and Dailey, D. 2010. The Essential Internet: Digital Exclusion in Low-Income American Communities. Policy and Internet. Volume 2, Issue 2, August 2010 pp 159-190.

Dailey, D. and Powell, A. 2011. Toward a Taxonomy for Public Interest Communications Infrastructure. In Communications Research in Action: Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere. Napoli, P. and Aslama, M. editors. New York: Fordham University Press.

Forlano, L. and Dailey, D. 2008. Community Wireless Networks as Situated Advocacy. In The Situated Advocacy Pamphlet Series. Khan, O., Scholz, T. and Shepard, M. editors. New York: The Architectural League of New York.

Lightly Reviewed Papers, Posters, and Workshops

Dharma Dailey, Katya Yefimova, Owla, Mohamed, Lunden Harris, Preethi Varadharajan, and Kate Starbird. Cumulative Cues: Identifying Journalists on Twitter. Poster presented. Computation + Journalism 2017.

Morgan, J., Dailey, D., Hill, B. M. 2017. Community Data Science Workshops. Workshop paper presented. For Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design Workshop. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. ACM. 

Dailey, D., & Starbird, K. 2016. Beyond Official: Government Information Work through Personal Accounts. Poster. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing. ACM. 

Dailey, D., & Starbird, K. 2015. It's Raining Dispersants: Collective Sensemaking of Complex Information in Crisis Contexts. Poster presented. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing ACM 155-158.

Dailey, D. 2015. Crowdsourcerering: Infrastructuring Crowd Work in Crisis Contexts. For Information Technology and City Life Workshop.  Workshop Abstract. 18th ACM Conference Companion on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing ACM.

Koerner, K., Dailey, D., Lipp, M., Connor, H. and Sharma, R. 2012. Experience Report: Data visualization for psychotherapy progress tracking. In Proceedings of the 30th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC '12). ACM 213-218.


Research Reports and Technical Writing (selected)

Starbird, K. Dailey, D. Walker, A.H., Leschine, T.M, Pavia, R., & Bostrom, A. 2014. Sense making through Twitter during the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill. Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC), University of New Hampshire. Durham, New Hampshire, January 2014.

Dailey, D., Bryne, A., Powell, A., Karaginis, J. and Chung, J. 2010. Broadband Adoption in Low-Income Communities.  Brooklyn, NY: Social Science Research Council.

Dailey, D. 2009. Making Broadband and Cellphones Affordable for All: Proposed Reforms to the Lifeline Program of the Universal Service Fund. The Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange.

Dailey D.  2009. A Field Report: Media Justice Through the Eyes of Local Organizers. The Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange.

Dailey D.  2009. Criminal Charges: Excessive Prison Phone Rates Take a Toll on Innocent Families. The Media Justice Fund of the Funding Exchange.

Dailey, D. 2008. The Tools They Use: Online and Offline Collaboration for Media Activists 2008.  In Whose Media? Our Media!: Strategic Communications Tools to Reform, Reclaim and Revolutionize the Media. The Spin Project, San Francisco.

Dailey D. and Tridish, P. 2003.  Official Comments to the FCC for Prometheus Radio Project on Media Ownership Studies.

Dailey D. and Siska, T. 1999. FCC’s Interference Argument Grounded: Commercial Radio, Not MicroPower, Is More Frequent Hazard for Aviation. Published in Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting’s Extra! January/February 1999.