william r. frey

DOCTORAL STUDENT • whiteness abolitionist • soci0-technological Researcher

William R. Frey

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Biography

William R. Frey [He / they] is a doctoral student at Columbia University's School of Social Work and researcher in the SAFElab and Cogburn Research Group. His research focuses on race and technology. William is particularly interested in whiteness within the context of digital technoculture and the individual and collective role of white people in the perpetuation of socio-technological systems of domination and power (e.g., digital racism). They have expertise in contextual analysis of social media, social media data ethics, and community/domain expert involvement in computational mixed methods research.

Curriculum Vitae high-res Photograph

 
 

Affiliations

SAFElab • Columbia University School of Social Work (Director: Dr. Desmond Upton Patton)

Cogburn Research Group • Columbia University School of Social Work (Director: Dr. Courtney Cogburn)

Justice, Equity, Technology (JET) Lab • Columbia University School of Social Work (Directors: Drs. Patton & Cogburn)

Simulation Education (SIM|ED) • SAFElab : Columbia University School of Social Work


 

Awards

Teaching Observation Fellow
Center For Teaching and Learning
Columbia University (2019-2020)

Doctoral Consortium
European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science—Zürich, CH (2019)
€800

Summer Institute In Computational Social Science

Participant—Princeton University (June 2019)
• [10% Acceptance rate] •

Abstract of Distinction—AI and Inclusion
Society for Prevention Research (May 2019)
• [awarded to 5% of 400+ abstracts] •

TED Residency
TEDTalk HeadQuarters (2017)
• [10% ACCEPTANCE RATE] •

Magic Grant—Digital Scholars Lab [Collaborator]
The Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2017)
$20,000

Dean’s Scholarship
University of Michigan School of Social Work (2014)
$24,000

P. Gurin Certificate of Merit In Intergroup Relations
University of Michigan IGR (2011)

Social Justice Cord for Voluntary Service & Activism
University of Michigan Ginsberg Center (2011)

Education

Columbia University
PH.D. SOCIAL WORK (EXPECTED 2023)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN—Ann Arbor
M.S.W. COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (2014)

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN—ANN ARBOR
B.A. PSYCHOLOGY (2011)

Contact

Pronouns: He • They
Email: wf2220@columbia.EDU
Phone: (313) 570 - 6993
Location: Harlem, NY