Amber M Hamilton

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I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities focused on the intersection of race and technology. My dissertation project, Doing Race Online: An Exploration of Race-Making on Social Media Platform, explores the meaning-making around race and racism that occurs on digital platforms. In support of my research, I have received fellowships from the University of Minnesota's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Edelstein Family Foundation, and the Race, Indigeneity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Initiative. Further, I have previously worked as a PhD Research Intern at Microsoft Research and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. I am also an affiliate with New York University's Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies. During Summer 2021, I am working as a PhD Research Intern with the Responsible and Inclusive Technology team at IBM Research. I received a B.A. (with research distinction) in Sociology from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. To learn more, visit my personal website at

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Sociology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2016.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Race
  • Technology
  • Media Studies
  • Social media
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
  • University of Minnesota Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship, Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
  • Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, Summer 2019
  • RIGS Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, March 2018
  • Edelstein Foundation Research Fellowship, Fall 2018 - Spring 2019