Program Officer/Research Fellow,
Digital Media and Learning
Ingrid Erickson has been an SSRC research fellow since November 2008. She received her Ph.D. from the Center for Work, Technology & Organization at Stanford University in 2008. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersection of technology studies, communication, and organizational behavior, with a particular emphasis on the emergent practices surrounding locative technologies (e.g., GPS) in social contexts. Using primarily qualitative, ethnographic methodologies, she also focuses on understanding the implications of ubiquitous and mobile technologies for conceptualizations of place and space, boundaries of public and private, and rhetoric in the media. She has conducted research with the Social Computing Group at IBM's T J Watson Research Center and at Boeing' s Phantom Works research division. Ingrid has an M.S. in Information (with an emphasis in human-computer interaction) from the School of Information at University of Michigan and an M.A. in religious studies from University of Chicago Divinity School. Prior to attending Stanford, she worked for ten years as an editor in the publishing industry.