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.



Katie Z. Gach and Jed R. Brubaker. 2020. Experiences of Trust in Postmortem Profile Management. Trans. Soc. Comput. 3, 1, Article 2 (February 2020), 26 pages. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3365525

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).