I’m Lindsay Blackwell, a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information. I am advised by Dr. Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck and Dr. Cliff Lampe. My research explores misbehavior in online communities, including trolling and online harassment.


NEWS
August 2, 2016: “‘The question exists, but you don’t exist with it’: Strategic anonymity in the social lives of adolescents” has been accepted for publication in Social Media + Society (with Nicole Ellison, Cliff Lampe, and Penny Trieu).
July 7, 2016: In the fall term, I will be a Graduate Student Instructor for SI 110 (Introduction to Information) with Dr. Mark Newman.
July 1, 2016: I’ve been invited to attend the Workshop on High Impact Research on Online Harassment and Moderation at the MIT Media Lab, funded by Jigsaw.
April 20, 2016: I’ve been awarded an ISR-Rackham Summer Training Award to attend the 2016 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques.
March 16, 2016: I presented a talk at Nerd Nite Ann Arbor on online harassment and trolling, titled “Trolls, Trouble, and Telling the Difference.” Watch here.
February 10, 2015: “LGBT Parents and Social Media: Advocacy, Privacy, and Disclosure during Shifting Social Movements” (PDF) has received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at CHI 2016 (top 4% of papers).
January 15, 2016: I’ve been awarded a Community of Scholars fellowship from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender to further my work on online harassment. 
January 15, 2016: One paper accepted to ICA 2016 (46% acceptance rate)we interviewed users of anonymous question-answer site Ask.fm and surfaced benefits of anonymous interaction for adolescents.
January 10, 2016: I will be a Student Volunteer for CHI 2016. 
December 17, 2015: In the winter term, I will be the Graduate Student Instructor for SI 429 (Online Communities) with Dr. Nicole Ellison and for SI 529 (Online Communities) with Dr. Cliff Lampe.
December 13, 2015: One paper accepted to CHI 2016 (23% acceptance rate): an interview study with parents who identify as LGBT about the challenges associated with their social media use (with Jean Hardy, Tawfiq Ammari, Tiffany Veinot, Cliff Lampe, and Sarita Schoenebeck; PDF).
November 13, 2015: I presented a talk at Ignite Ann Arbor on online harassment and trolling, titled “Everybody Trolls Sometimes.” Watch here.
November 1, 2015: I will be serving on the CHI 2017 Conference Organizing Committee as the Assistant to the Chairs.
August 17, 2015: Two papers accepted to CSCW 2016 (25% acceptance rate): an interview study with parents and teens about managing household technology use (with Emma Gardiner and Sarita Schoenebeck; PDF), and a study in which young adults reflect on their teenage facebook use (with Sarita Schoenebeck, Nicole Ellison, Joe Bayer, and Emily Falk; PDF).
August 6, 2015: I have been appointed to the University’s Information Technology Council in the office of Chief Information Officer Laura Patterson.
May 15, 2015: In the fall term, I will be a Graduate Student Instructor for SI 110 (Introduction to Information) with Dr. Mark Newman.
April 15, 2015: I have been elected to Rackham Student Government as a Social and Behavioral Sciences representative.
April 13, 2015: I have been elected to serve on the School of Information’s Doctoral Executive Committee.