Daniel S. Griffin
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I finished my Ph.D. in December 2022 and am currently on parental leave. I am applying for postdoc positions. I am open to being contacted about research opportunities in industry and academia.

I work to defamiliarize and reimagine web search. I have a Ph.D. in Information Science from the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. I use interviews and digital ethnography to research conceptions of search engines, web search practices, and their entanglement with societal values. I study search counter-imaginaries: how we talk about, imagine, know, build, and practice different ways of searching.

As Noble (2018, p. 181-182) writes:

Indeed, we can and should imagine search with a variety of other possibilities. [ . . .] Such imaginings are helpful in an effort to denaturalize and reconceptualize how information could be provided to the public vis-à-vis the search engine. [emphases added]


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