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Sex, Surveillance and Shopping. Demystifying Media Series: How the Arabian Gulf Uses Social Media

Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:30am to 11:30am

Allen Hall, Room 141
1020 University Street, Eugene, OR

Sarah Vieweg is a social scientist whose research is at the intersection of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, and computer-supported cooperative work. She researches how citizens of Arab Gulf countries perceive, use and reinterpret social media, with an eye toward defining design principles that consider non-Western cultural values.
In addition, she looks at how advertisers throughout the world turn to social media for advertising and marketing, and how diverse marketplace activities translate to digital environments. She is currently a User Experience Researcher at Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. 
Dr. Vieweg holds a BA in Economics and French from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, an MA in Linguistics from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Ph.D. in Technology, Media and Society from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to her position at Facebook, she was a scientist at the Qatar Computing Research Institute, and a project manager at Oblong Industries.

Please note this event will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Lecture, Seminar, Discussion


School of Journalism and Communication

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff


media, Journalism, Demystifying Media Series


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