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Nga Than / Sociology

Graduate Student Researcher
Started at the NML: January 2019

Projects: Platform Mediated Labor Management: Upwork, Fiverr and Amazon Mechanical Turk Workers’ Experience
NML Award: The Data Analysis and Visualization Award (October 2019); Podcast & Public Pedagogy
NML Award: The Dewey Digital Teaching Award (June 2021); The Social World of Gab: Hate Speech, Misinformation, and Online Extremism
NML Award: The New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award (June 2021)

Nga Than

Nga Than is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology program at City University of New York – The Graduate Center. She is currently a Mellon digital publics fellow at the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, a research affiliate at University of Buffalo, and a podcast and research affiliate at Queens Podcast Lab. Her writings on Sociology & AI appear frequently at Montreal AI Ethics Institute. Her research interests are in computational social science, social media, international migration, entrepreneurship, and work & occupations. As a mixed methods scholar, she has conducted qualitative research using interviewing, and participant observation, as well as employed methodological developments in machine learning to analyze text data, and administrative data. Her research has received support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Taiwan’s Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, CUNY – Pre-dissertation Fellowship, CUNY – Doctoral Student Research Grant, and CUNY – Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant.