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I explore how social and cultural contexts shape digital media production and technology use for girls and women. This includes consideration for the tools in use and in relation to the social, economic, and political contexts that influence digital media production and participation.

Currently, my research projects include: understanding the role of mobile digital video production as part of ‘participatory culture’ for girls of color; investigating racial and gender inclusion in computing education; and, examining transnational teaching and learning through digital technologies like instant messaging and social media in refugee education in refugee camps.

I am part of the Digital Youth Lab at the University of Washington Information School and serve as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. In addition, I am an Affiliate Faculty at The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity and I serve on committees for Reel Grrls, Inter-Network Agency for Education in Emergencies, and Borderless Higher Education for Refugees.

I am actively seeking community partners in digital and social media focused on equity for girls and women of color, particularly in the Seattle, WA area. I publish in various academic journals and use my blog Hearticulations for other forms of expression and dissemination. I welcome guest posts and opportunities for collaboration. You can follow her day-to-day ramblings on Twitter @MsNegin and connect with Dr. Dahya on LinkedIN.