Elizabeth Fetterolf

Hi, I'm Elizabeth! 

I'm a writer and researcher exploring how technology is changing care work, and how our deepening crisis of care is in turn shaping the way that these technologies are made, used, and marketed. I am currently a PhD student in Communication at Stanford, supervised by Angèle Christin. 

My current and recent projects include studies of how workers communicate trustworthiness on Care.com, how young adult Alexa users navigate distrust through anthropomorphism, and an investigation of labor, gender, and "technospectacle" at the Voder exhibition at the 1939 World Fair.  

I received my MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford in 2021, where I was supervised by Ekaterina Hertog. I then spent two years as a Pre-doctoral Research Assistant for the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England, where I worked with Mary Gray, Tarleton Gillespie, and Nancy Baym on topics such as content moderation, the future of work, and co-development of data systems alongside community-based organizations.