Skyler Wang

Profile picture for user Skyler Wang

Skyler Wang

Curriculum Vitae
Research Interests
AI, Digital Sociology, Human-Computer Interaction, Economic Sociology, Gender & Sexuality

An economic and digital sociologist by training, Skyler uses interviews, international fieldwork, and digital ethnographies to investigate whether socio-technical & AI systems designed to improve our day-to-day lives meet their moral and social commitments. More specifically, his dissertation explores how monetary and gifting structures in the sharing economy shape ethical and social exchange between users. As a Visiting Sociologist at Meta AI, Skyler's research seeks to alleviate language accessibility issues by designing socially and ethically grounded multimodal translation systems for those communicating with underserved languages. Skyler's research has been featured in journals such as Sociological Perspectives, PLoS ONE, Sex Roles and media outlets such as TIME, CNN, NPR (Morning Edition, All Things Considered), WIRED, Reuters, The Verge, Vox, San Francisco Chronicle, Quartz, GQ, Mashable, HuffPost, and USA Today. He is a fellow of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

PhD Date:
Dissertation Title
Hybrid Intimacies: Online-to-Offline Relations in the Platform Era
Dissertation Committee
Marion Fourcade (chair), Ann Swidler, Eliza Brown, Cal Morrill