Alexander Cho

Alexander Cho (@alexcho47) is an Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. 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 research has been published in the proceedings of CHI: The Conference on Human Factors in Computing SystemsNew Media & SocietyNetworked Affect (MIT Press), and A Networked Self and Love (Routledge). He is currently working on a monograph on queer youth of color social media use and is co-editor of a tumblr book: platform and cultures, due out November 2020 from the University of Michigan Press.

Selected Publications:
  1. Cho, A., Byrne, J., & Pelter, Z. (2020). Digital civic engagement by young people [Report]. UNICEF.
  2. McCracken, A., Cho, A., Stein, L., & Neill Hoch, I. (Eds.) (forthcoming). a tumblr book: platform and cultures. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cho, A. (2018). Disruptive joy: #BlackOutDay’s affirmative resonances. In Z. Papachrissi (Ed.), A Networked Self and Love (pp. 189-201). New York: Routledge.
  6. Cho, A. (2017). Default publicness: Queer youth of color, social media, and being outed by the machine. New Media and Society.