Siân Brooke is an LSE Fellow in Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology. She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford in September 2020. Prior to joining LSE, she was a Laboratory Instructor on the Social Data Science program at the Oxford Internet Institute. For more information, see https://sianbrooke.com
Siân’s research interests lie in the intersection of critical research and computational methods. She employs computational linguistics, machine learning, and ethnography to study inequality in online communities.
Her current work investigates gender inequality in the cultures associated with technology. As an interdisciplinary researcher, she combines network analysis with participant observation to understand how gender dictates who can participate in online programming communities.