Amanda Curtis is a student on the DPhil in Information, Communication & the Social Sciences.

Amanda is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute whose research focuses on the relationship between interactive media and knowledge creation practices. She is investigating how ‘interactive research artifacts’, such as interactive visualizations, simulations, and models, are created and leveraged in various research processes. This includes exploring their role in transforming methods of data exploration, analysis, and scholarly communication. Her work is at the intersection of human-computer interaction, user experience, science and technology studies, and sociology. Prior to pursuing her DPhil, Amanda worked as a user experience researcher. She holds an MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the Oxford Internet Institute and a BS in Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation from the Iovine and Young Academy at the University of Southern California. Amanda’s research is generously funded by the Oxford Internet Institute’s Shirley Scholarship.