The Digital Activism Research Project hired six research assistants over the summer of 2013 to participate in the creation of the Global Digital Activism Data Set by analyzing digital activism case studies and turning them into machine-readable data (a process called “coding”). These are their stories.
Name: Jonathan Lam
Degree Program: Sociology, University of Washington
Research Interests: Digital technologies and behavior, race, gender, stratification
Special Skills/Life Experience: previous content-analysis coding experience and past involvement in digital-activism campaigns
Most Memorable Case: The campaign against Nickelback playing at a Lions game shows that there are a lot of people who don’t like Nickelback.
Favorite Breakfast Food: eggs Florentine