Mel Allen

Network Science PhD Student
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Mel (they/them) is a second year PhD student working with Dr. Brooke Welles. They are interested in analyzing images posted on Social Media, especially in political or activism contexts. They have a Bachelor's degree in math and computer science and a minor in art history from Indiana University. Prior to NetSci Mel studied images posted on Twitter during the Stop Asian Hate movement and performed an analysis of political advertisements posted on Facebook regarding the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. At Netsci they are studying how online aesthetic movements can be appropriated by extremist or far-right groups, specifically the Cottagecore to Tradwife Pipeline on Tumblr.

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177 Huntington Ave
New College of the Humanities
Devon House
58 St Katharine’s Way
London, E1W 1LP, UK
Roux Institute
100 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101
Network Science Institute
177 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
*Primarily remote
Portland, ME
Boston, MA 02115


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