Ayşenur Benevento / Psychology
Project: Parents Frame Childhood for the World to See
NML Awards: The New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award (April 2017), The Social Justice Award (June 2018)
Ayşenur Benevento is a Ph.D candidate in Human Development program at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and adjunct lecturer in College of Staten Island. Her research interests concern civic engagement and political participation of children and young people with an emphasis on how their development is influenced by their social interactions through different activities within different sociocultural contexts.
At the New Media Lab, she will be working on her dissertation research, which is focused on the ways mothers, children and media users interact using interactive digital media, more specifically Instagram, using #fashionkids and #letthekids hashtags.