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September 2021-March 2023
With support from the Fulbright U.S. Student Research Award and the Tinker Field Foundation Grant, I am conducting dissertation research in Honduras on forced migration and technologies of resistance.
August 27, 2021
I changed my last name, plus my publishing identity. Please be patient while I jump through the hoops of a legal name change. Call me Sylvia Darling. 😊
June 7-11, 2021
I co-organized the 2021 Cornell University Summer School on Designing Technology for Social Impact, along with Dr. Nicola Dell, Dr. Phoebe Sengers, and Dr. Kaiton Williams.
The program offered PhD students career-building opportunities for producing transformative, emancipatory research. We were very proud to represent students working on data under conditions of collapse, subaltern media, culture and identity in computing, and more.
Along with Dr. Michaelanne Thomas, I’m collaborating on a project that explores the sociotechnical dimensions of resolver among Cubans in Havana. We’re trying to understand how sociotechnical innovations are borne from prolonged crises.
March 5-6, 2020
I presented at the University of Michigan-Universidad de Puerto Rico Collaborative Symposium on the UPR Rio Piedras campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. UM-UPR develops research curricula for secondary school classrooms.
Teachers, need a high school-level lesson plan on migration, citizenship, and human rights? Check this lesson plan adapted from my research on Honduran migration during the Trump era.
I gave a guest lecture at Berea College upon the invitation of Dr. Jasmine Jones on researching digital tools for social impact.
May 21-August 6, 2019
I conducted preliminary fieldwork in the Departments of Copán, Cortés, and Francisco Morazán in Honduras. This summer marked a preliminary step towards understanding how Hondurans who clandestinely cross the border use technnology to facilitate their journey.
May 4-9, 2019
I co-presented a Best Paper in Glasgow, Scotland with Dr. Tawanna Dillahunt at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘19).“Online Grocery Delivery Services: An Opportunity to Address Food Disparities in Transportation-scarce Areas” contributes implications for culturally responsive design toward healthful purchases among resource-constrained communities.