My research takes a feminist approach to art, technology, and methodology. I am interested in how value is assigned to research practices and how that interacts with gendered assumptions about research validity. Much of my recent research has focused on alternative data practices, or how artists and researchers outside the academy organize, analyze, and visualize their data.

I am currently working on a project about the affective dimensions of online marketplaces… Stay tuned!

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Recent presentations

School of Cultural & Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, November 2022

Occasional practices: exploring data practices inside and outside the academy (link) Feminist Digital Methods Conference, York University, August 2022

Exploring humanities GIS (link) GIS Day 2021, Statistics Canada, November 2021

StoryMapping queer Dallas (link) GIS Days 2021, Western University, November 2021

Teaching towards justice: Data justice in library instruction (link) Digital Library Forum, November 2020

Building together: community and collaboration as data literary competencies (link) Southeast Data Librarian Symposium, November 2020

Recent academic publications

Software Carpentry al dente: Remdering tech training for online artisans. Peace Ossom-Williamson, Shiloh Williams, Hammad Khan. The Data Literacy Cookbook, ed. Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky, published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, 2022.

Reporting and availability of COVID-19 demographic data by US health departments (April to October 2020): Observational study. Peace Ossom-Williamson, Isaac Williams, Kukhyoung Kim, Tiffany Kindratt. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 2021.