I am a Ph.D. candidate and social computing researcher at the University of Washington, based in the Center for an Informed Public.

I research user engagement with rumors, conspiracy theories, and interventions across online platforms.

I draw on human-computer interaction and data science techniques informed by social science theories to empirically measure and experimentally mitigate problematic information-related beliefs and behaviors.

My work aims to contribute to online trust and safety by aiding user disengagement from and resilience against rumors and conspiracy theories while minimizing harms.

Previously, I worked in analyst, data scientist, and project management roles.

contact me: engelkri [at] uw [dot] edu

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Mar 2024
Nominated for the University of Washington iSchool Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award
Oct 2023
Work presented at CSCW 2023
Jul 2023
Work presented at IC2S2 2023
Jun 2023
Received a Center for an Informed Public Innovation Fund award to support my cross-platform research
Oct 2022
Work presented and SVed at CSCW 2022
Sep 2022
Received a Craig Newmark Fellowship
Mar 2022
Received a University of Washington Top Scholar Fellowship to support my belief disengagement research