Alexander Cho (@alexcho47) is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a media anthropologist and design researcher who studies how people use digital and social media with a focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. His writing has appeared in New Media & Society, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, the anthology Networked Affect (MIT Press), and Inequity in the Technopolis (University of Texas Press). He is currently working on a monograph on queer youth of color use of the social network site Tumblr and co-editing an anthology of original research on Tumblr for the University of Iowa Press (2019).
- Cho, A., Byrne, J., & Pelter, Z. (2020). Digital civic engagement by young people [Report]. UNICEF.
- McCracken, A., Cho, A., Stein, L., & Neill Hoch, I. (Eds.) (forthcoming). a tumblr book: platform and cultures. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
- Cho, A., Herrera, R., Chaidez, L. G., & Uriostegui, A. (2019). The ‘Comadre’ Project: An Asset-Based Design Approach to Connecting Low-Income Latinx Families to Out-of-School Learning Opportunities. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
- Watkins, S. C, Cho, A., Lombana-Bermudez, A., Shaw, V., Vickery, J. R., & Weinzimmer, L. (2018). The digital edge: How black and Latino youth navigate digital inequality. New York: New York University Press.
- Cho, A. (2018). Disruptive joy: #BlackOutDay’s affirmative resonances. In Z. Papachrissi (Ed.), A Networked Self and Love (pp. 189-201). New York: Routledge.
- Cho, A. (2017). Default publicness: Queer youth of color, social media, and being outed by the machine. New Media and Society.