Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney

Critical Social / Personality Psychology

Patrick Sweeney is a PhD candidate in Social/Personality Psychology.

His research touches on media and communication, social categories, and justice in contexts such as news reports of conflicts over urban space, online scholarly public engagement, and the methods by which scientists and marketers construct social categories from digital personal data. In his dissertation, he analyzes how methods for making sense of digital personal data raise questions about social categories, the nature of persons, and the future of research ethics. His other digital projects include SexGenLab, an online hub for critical research about gender and sexuality, and curriculum for teaching emergent ethical and methodological debates in digital research.

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