Katie Gach
PhD Student
ATLAS Institute

Katie Gach is a digital ethnographer studying human experiences on social platforms. Her past work looked at real-name policies and kindness on discussion boards about charity campaigns. She is working on the Facebook Legacy Contact, finding ways to build compassion and empathy into social media. Katie earned a master's degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University in 2015, and a Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology at Kansas State University in 2009. Her advisor is Jed Brubaker, an assistant professor in the Information Science Department.

 

Publications:

Katie Z. GachCasey Fiesler, and Jed R. Brubaker. 2017. “Control your emotions, Potter”: An Analysis of Grief Policing on Facebook in Response to Celebrity Death. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 1, CSCW, Article 47, 18 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3134682 (December 2017).