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Brubaker, Jed R. Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Brubaker conducts research in social informatics, social media and infrastructure studies where he studies how identity is designed, represented and experienced in socio-technical systems. A large focus of his existing work is on “digital afterlives”, online bereavement, and how to improve the management of online accounts after we die. He is currently engaged in design research with partners like Facebook to better understand and improve social media experiences around the end of life.


  • digital identity, post-mortem data and interaction, social computing, social media, human-computer interaction, HCI, computer supported cooperative work, CSCW, infrastructure studies, science and technology studies, STS, computational representation, socio-technical systems


selected publications


courses taught

  • CSCI 7900 Doctoral Level Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CSCI 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • INFO 3504 Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 4800 Leadership Practicum in Information Science (Spring 2018)
  • INFO 5504 Investigations in Information Science: Digital Identity (Spring 2018)


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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