Dr. Negin Dahya is an Assistant Professor in the area of Digital Youth at the University of Washington Information School, Seattle, WA.
Dr. Dahya’s research is grounded in postcolonial and feminist theory with a focus on girls and women of color using technology. Her work explores 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.
Dr. Dahya’s current 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.
Dr. Dahya is part of the Digital Youth Lab at the University of Washington Information School and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies. Dr. Dahya is also an Affiliate Faculty at The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity and serves on committees for Reel Grrls, Inter-Network Agency for Education in Emergencies, and Borderless Higher Education for Refugees.
Dr. Dahya is actively seeking community partners in digital and social media focused on equity for girls and women of color, particularly in the Seattle, WA area. You can follow her day-to-day ramblings on Twitter @MsNegin and connect with Dr. Dahya on LinkedIN.