Alicia practices feminist data science while studying communicative memory at the intersections of social and community informatics, human-computer interaction, and ethical AI in the areas of digital humanities, asynchronous communication, and social media. Earning a doctorate in Spring 2021 from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Alicia is open to opportunities for research and collaboration across disciplines. Current research focuses on the intersections of everyday (or communicative) memory, feminism, and online stigmatization. Alicia's doctoral research project is a community-based case study that evaluates stigmatization and perceptions about stigmatized individuals in both local and global communities. At University of Hawai`i at Hilo, Alicia teaches writing across disciplines, gender and women’s studies, and university skills and experiential learning classes.
Areas of specialization and research interests within the human-computer interaction and social informatics disciplines are communicative memory, women in STEM, ethics and information literacy, stigmatization of marginalized groups, online education, asynchronous communication, social media studies, digital humanities, digital preservation, digital storytelling, and digital culture.
Alicia is an active member of the Association for Information Science and Technology and holds several offices in different special interest groups. This follows her brief tenure as a National Science Policy Network Wiki Scientist and membership in the Internet Society. For more information about Alicia's current service, research, and publications, continue to other sections of this website. To see additional information about classes taught, please visit: https://cms.uhh.hawaii.edu/faculty/atakaoka/.