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Dr. Amy Gonzales, February 24th 2023

Building and Maintaining Social Capital Online: The Importance of Digital Access for Marginalized Individuals

Associate Professor Amy Gonzales visited from the University of California - Santa Barbara to discuss her research on digital access for marginalized individuals. Her work advocates for the importance of consistent technological availability particularly in more vulnerable communities. Her research finds that consistent access to technologies such as cell phones and computers is associated with higher social support, more employment opportunities, and better performance in work and school. She also outlined some of the important practical and ethical considerations that guide work of this kind.