Care about how social technologies can be used to support wellbeing for marginalized groups? Join us @ CSCW 2019

About The Workshop

Recent discussions of online social technologies have highlighted drawbacks relative to wellbeing, often prioritizing offline relationships and reduced screen time. However, many marginalized communities depend on these technologies in ways that can render them crucial for wellbeing, such as community building, social support, information, and identity exploration. This makes the continued use of these technologies crucial for the wellbeing of marginalized communities. Moreover, researchers from a range of CSCW-adjacent disciplines examine marginalized people’s use of social technology and its relationship to wellbeing across diverse domains. Yet opportunities to converse across these disciplines/domains and engage in creative thinking are scarce. Aiming to stimulate interdisciplinary collaboration and advance an overarching research agenda, we hope to convene health, design, communication, HCI, STS, and a spectrum of diversity science researchers to discuss digital wellbeing for marginalized populations, share knowledge across participants’ fields, and identify opportunities for leveraging social technologies for wellbeing among and across these communities. Through workshop activities, we will foster mutual understanding, identify commonalities between populations/areas of inquiry, and bridge gaps between these research areas. 

For more on the workshop, check out the background information, our goals for the workshop, and our preliminary list of themes for discussion.


We’re running this workshop as part of CSCW 2019 in Austin, Texas. Some of the preliminary details:

  • The workshop will be all day Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the conference hotel
  • Participants must be registered for at least one day of the conference – full conference details are at the CSCW site
  • Preliminarily, the workshop runs from 9 am to 5 pm with a group lunch and an optional dinner at 6 pm


You can email us with any additional questions – marginalizeddigitalwellbeing@gmail.com

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