Katharine Miltner

Visiting Student Researcher

TRAIN@ED Postdoctoral Fellow, Moray House School for Education and Sport
University of Edinburgh
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS, OHST Research Associate
Affiliation period: January 2018 - October 2018
Degrees PhD Communication :: University of Southern California (2019)
M.A. Communication :: University of Southern California (2017)
M.SC. Media and Communication :: London School of Economics and Political Science (2011)

Research Areas

Digital Cultures, Digital Inequalities, Race and Technology, Gender and Technology

Dr. Miltner is a TRAIN@Ed Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of technology, social location, and structural power. Her current research, which is co-funded by the European Research Council Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, examines the positioning of coding as a solution to structural social issues, explores the structural power dynamics within coding schools in the United States and United Kingdom, and investigates the outcomes for students who attend coding programs. Dr Miltner has had research appointments in the Research department at Twitter and the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. She was a 2018 Joint Fellow at the UC Berkeley Center for Technology, Society and Policy and the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. She was also a Guest Researcher at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam from 2018-2019. Dr. Miltner has published scholarly work on a variety of topics relating to structural power and digital cultures, including internet memes, animated GIFs, online antagonism, selfies, and big data; her work has appeared in the peer-reviewed journals Society, Technology and Human Values, Social Media & Society, International Journal of Communication, First Monday, Feminist Media Studies, and Mobile Media and Communication. Her research has also been featured in Wired, Slate, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Time, and the BBC.

last updated: November 4th, 2019