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I'm Sara, a PhD candidate in Digital Media at Georgia Tech exploring the digital secondhand fashion markets through a feminist economic lens. My work is focused on understanding the complexities of online reselling, especially in fashion, where I examine the impacts of platform governance, economic challenges, and cultural dynamics on resellers' labors. My approach combines ethnography, design, STS and arts-based methods.

In my dissertation, I look into the digital mediation of labors, identities and practices associated with discarded secondhand items. I draw from feminist and decolonial theories to shed light on the power dynamics within the online secondhand fashion industry and the circuits of value in discard. 

My portfolio has projects I've done with the DEAR Lab at GaTech (previously Experimental Civics Lab) and the Expressive Machinery Lab, as well as industry internships. Dig long enough to also find some of my art projects >;)
My PhD advisor is Carl Disalvo.



Qualitative Methods
Mixed Methods
Quantitative Methods
Design Research
Critical Theory



Observation -  Surveys - Interviews

Data analysis & visualization

Content Analysis

Physical computing

Motion tracking

Project Management




Python, Javascript, Processing

RP, Arduino, Digital Sensors

Adobe XD, Figma, Premiere Pro

STATA, RStudio, Tableau, Google Cloud


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