I am a PhD student at the University of Michigan School of Information
and advised by Kentaro Toyama.
My research examines digital technology use among populations with low resources due to systemic injustices. I am interested in understanding the impact of technology on low-income African Americans across the United States. I recognize the great diversity of this community, and I enjoy researching the intersection of race, class, and technology.
I research, design, and develop technology that is concerned with equity and justice at the forefront. I enjoy developing spaces, places, and technology that are equitable and inclusive for all people.
I am a member of Michigan ICTD, Michigan Interactive and Social Computing (MISC), and the Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies. I am a founder of the Race in HCI Collective.
My dissertation research is generously supported by the University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellowship, GEM Fellowship, Microsoft Disseration Fellowship, and Google Generation Scholarship
I publish under my pen name, Ihudiya Finda Ogbonnaya-Ogburu.