Design and User Experience Researcher

Papers and Speaking

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Select Speaking Engagements

Paper, April 2018: “I’m queer - don’t fuck with me if you’re not: Exploring queer women’s use of Tinder.”

Theorizing the Web 2018 Conference in New York City, NY. 

Paper, November, 2017: “The construction of gay Tinder: Marrying socio-materiality and queer identity.”

American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Keynote, February, 2017: “Responsible Data in Agriculture.”

Global Open Data in Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) annual training in The Hague, Netherlands.

Panel, April, 2016: “Blending outcome mapping with human-centered design techniques.”

The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Selected Publications

Ferris L., Duguay S. (Forthcoming, 2018) "The digital lesbian imaginary: Investigating (im)permeable boundaries of sexual identity on Tinder." The Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference.

Ferris L., Carelock N. (Forthcoming, 2018) "Can I get a witness? The limits of evidence in healthcare quality evaluation systems in American hospitals." Ethnography Praxis in Industry Conference.

Ferris L. (2017) "What Jurassic Park can tell us about human resilience and user-centered design." Ad Hoc Blog.

Ferris L. (2017) "A feminist lens on the sociomateriality of mobile dating applications." University of Oxford Seminar Paper.  

Ferris L. (2016) “Open Data in Land.” Cadasta Foundation. (Web).

Ferris L. (2016) “It’s about context: Ethics, robustness and realities in mass online social research.” University of Oxford Seminar Paper.  

Ferris L., Rahman Z. (2016). “Responsible Data in Agriculture.” Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (Web).

Ferris L. (2015). “Lessons from Ukraine: Improving civic tech with human-centered design.” Sunlight Foundation. (Web).