Welcome! I’m Zarine, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Human-Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) at the University of Washington. At UW, I work with two research groups: the Center for an Informed Public and the Community Data Science Collective. I’m also an affiliate at UNC’s Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP).

I’m advised by Kate Starbird and Benjamin Mako Hill.

My research focuses on the participatory dynamics of online influence operations and the interaction of these dynamics with the governance of social computing systems and the online communities that populate them.

Want to reach me? Send an email to zkharaz at uw dot edu, or send me a message on Linkedin.