About Janelle

I am a researcher, writer, and consultant in the field of digital communication. In the past I looked at how digital media is used in political contexts, with a particular focus on political consumerism (when people purchase products with ethical intentions). Currently I research the use of dating apps like Tinder, focusing on the user experience of how people create and manage impressions in a virtual environment.

I am committed to accessible academia and was a founding organizer of the Academic Knowledge Exchange at the FairSay e-Campaigning Forum, helping to connect academic expertise to digital practitioners and activists. I also worked with the John Adams Institute, an American cultural organization based in Amsterdam, as a social media strategist.

I’m an avid fiction writer and have published short stories in various literary journals (see the “Fiction” tab). I wrote a personal blog, BlondebutBright, from 2004-2012.

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