I am a PhD candidate in the Media School at Indiana University. My work is in the area of new media with an emphasis on online communities.
My research interests converge at the intersection of computer-mediated communication, health communication, and ethics. I am interested in the social roles online communities play for stigmatized individuals and online boundary work—the efforts group members invest in defining who is an authentic member of the group. My work includes studies on online communities for people with eating disorders, women with fertility issues and women who are voluntary childless.
I previously taught Introduction to Communication courses at the Open University in Israel, worked as a PR manager at the Israeli NGO The Jaffa Institute and as journalist in the Netherlands and Israel.
I attended the Universiteit van Amsterdam for my BA and MA degrees in Communication Science.