Nora McDonald

Nora Kathryn McDonald

Assistant Professor

Teachers College

CECH - School of Information Technology - 0002

Professional Summary

My work focuses on providing safe, inclusive, and ethical technologies. I also theorize about the impact of new types of data relations on our identities and shifting norms around surveillance and privacy. I have a PhD in Information Science from Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics where I studied internet privacy and anonymity.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Nora McDonald, Helena M. Mentis (2021. ) Building for ‘We’: Safety Settings for Couples with Memory Concerns .Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI, ,

Nora McDonald, Andrea Forte (2021. ) Powerful Privacy Norms in Social Network Discourse .PACM on Human-Computer Interaction. CSCW, ,

Nora McDonald, Helena M. Mentis (2021. ) ‘Citizens Too’: Safety Setting Collaboration among Older Adults with Memory Concerns .ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), ,

Nora McDonald, Shimei Pan (2020. ) Intersectional AI: A Study of How Information Science Students Think about Ethics and Their Impact . In .Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction, ,

Roasanna Bellini, Emily Tseng, Nora McDonald, Rachel Greenstadt, Damon McCoy, Thomas Ristenpart, Nicola Dell (2020. ) "So-called privacy breeds evil": Narrative Justifications for Intimate Partner Surveillance in Online Forums .Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, ,

Nora McDonald, Andrea Forte (2020. ) The Politics of Privacy Theories: Moving from Norms to Vulnerabilities .Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ,

Emily Tseng, Rosanna Bellini, Nora McDonald, Matan Danos, Rachel Greenstadt, Damon McCoy, Nicola Dell, Thomas Ristenpart (2020. ) The Tools and Tactics Used in Intimate Partner Surveillance: An Analysis of Online Infidelity Forums .USENIX Security Symposium, 2020, ,

Nora McDonald, Alison Larsen, Allison Battisti, galina Madjaroff, Aaron Massey, Helena Mentis (2020. ) Realizing Choice: Online Safeguards for Couples Adapting to Cognitive Challenges .Sixteenth Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2020), ,

Kaylea Champion, Nora McDonald, Stephanie Bankes, Joseph Zhang, Rachel Greenstadt, Andrea Forte, Benjamin Mako Hill (2019. ) A Forensic Qualitative Analysis of Contributions to Wikipedia from Anonymity Seeking Users .Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, ,

Nora McDonald, Benjamin Mako Hilll, Rachel Greenstadt, Andrea Forte (2019. ) Privacy, Anonymity, and Perceived Risk in Open Collaboration: A Study of Service Providers .Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. CHI , ,

Nora McDonald, Sarita Schoenebeck, Andrea Forte (2019. ) Reliability and Inter-rater Reliability in Qualitative Research: Norms and Guidelines for CSCW and HCI Practice .Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, ,

Ian Graves, Nora McDonald, Sean Goggins (2014. ) Sifting signal from noise: A new perspective on the meaning of tweets about the “big game” .New Media and Society, ,

Nora McDonald, Kelly Blincoe, Eva Petakovic, Sean Goggins (2014. ) Modeling Distributed Collaboration on GitHub .Advances in Complex Systems, ,

Nora McDonald, Aaron Massey, Foad Hamidi Elicitation and Empathy with AI-enhanced Adaptive Assistive Technologies (AAT)s .

Nora McDonald, Lydia Stamato, Larina Lopez-Brown, Rushaad, Wright, Daniel Laguna, Foad Hamidi Enhanced Access with Affordable Community Based Internet .

Other Publications

Nora McDonald, Karla Badillo-Urquiola, Morgan G. Ames, Nicola Dell, Elizabeth Keneski, Manya Sleeper, Pamela J. Wisniewski (2020. ) Privacy and Power: Acknowledging the Importance of Privacy Research and Design for Vulnerable Populations .CHI'20 Extended Abstracts,

Casey Fiesler, Jed R. Brubaker, Andrea Forte, Shion Guha, Nora McDonald, Michael Muller (2019. ) Qualitative Methods for CSCW: Challenges and Opportunities .Conference Companion Publication of the 2019 on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing,

Nora McDonald, Sean Goggins (2013. ) Performance and Participation in Open Source Software on GitHub .CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems,

Book Chapter

Nora McDonald, Andrea Forte Privacy and Vulnerable Populations Modern Perspectives on Privacy .Springer


Invited Presentations

Nora McDonald (2020. ) The privilege of privacy: how norm-based thinking can fail the most vulnerable .Google Ux Privacy Spotlight, Virtual.

Nora McDonald, Aaron Massey, Foad Hamidi, Helena M. Mentis (2021. ) Developing Intersectional Elicitation Tools to Understand the Privacy Concerns and Challenges of Disabled Vulnerable Users .HCIC, Virtual.

Nora McDonald, Lydia Stamato, Adam Bouhmad, Adena Moulton, Andrew Coy, Foad Hamidi (2020. ) The Future of Privacy Forum’s Privacy & Pandemics: Responsible Uses of Technology and Health Data During Times of Crisis, Adapting Legal and Regulatory Responses to a Global Emergency .Future of Privacy Forum, Virtual.

Vulnerable Privacy (2019. ) Industry & Academia Privacy Symposium, .Bentley University.

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