tawfiq_ammari

Tawfiq
Ammari

Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science

Faculty

OFFICE:
Huntington House 202
PHONE:
848-932-7583
EMAIL:
tawfiq.ammari@rutgers.edu
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Tawfiq Ammari is a mixed methods researcher connecting critical theory values from STS with computational social science techniques to advocate for equity and progressive social change in online contexts. He received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Jordan. He then joined the master’s program at the University of Michigan School of Information as a Fulbright scholar. Ammari continued as a Ph.D. student at UMSI supervised by Prof. Sarita Schoenebeck earning his doctorate in 2020.


Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Information Science

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
MSI, Information Science

University of Jordan
B.Sc. , Computer Engineering


Research

Ammari's research lies at the intersection of Social Computing, Data Science, and Science, Technology, and Society studies (STS). His work focuses on the interplay between technological and social role change. Specifically, Ammari studies how large societal shifts, such as changing norms around masculinity, are associated with online interactions and social movements. He also researches how the mass adoption of technologies like social media and emerging technologies like voice assistants affects social roles in the domestic sphere.


Selected Publications

Ammari, T., Jofish Kaye, Janice Y. Tsai, and Frank Bentley. (2019). Music, Search, and IoT: How People (Really) Use Voice Assistants. ACM Trans. Comput.-Hum. Interact. 26, 3: 17:1–17:28.

Ammari, T., Schoenebeck, S.Y., Romero, D. (2019). Self-declared throwaway accounts on Reddit: How platform affordances and shared norms enable parenting disclosure and support. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '19). Austin, TX. November 9-13, 2019.

Ammari, T., Schoenebeck, S.Y., Romero, D. (2018). Pseudonymous Parents: Comparing Parenting Roles and Identities on the Mommit and Daddit Subreddits. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). Montreal, Canada. April 21-26, 2018.

Ammari, T., Schoenebeck, S.Y., Lindtner, S. (2017). The Crafting of DIY Fatherhood. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '17). Portland, OR. Feb 25- March 1, 2017

Ammari, T. and Schoenebeck, S.Y. (2015). Understanding and Supporting Fathers and Fatherhood on Social Media Sites. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '15). Seoul, Korea. April 18-23, 2015.


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