mark j diaz Hi! I’m Mark, a Ph.D. student in Technology & Social Behavior at Northwestern University. I am interested in human-computer interaction, race, gender, and identity. I’m currently researching online communication and the ways in which marginalized individuals experience and respond to discrimination. I previously worked as a research assistant and virtual reality programmer studying identity in the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University (VHIL).

I currently sit in the Collaborative Technology Lab where I am working with Darren Gergle to study the online experiences of racial and ethnic minorities as well as how marginalized communities use online technologies.