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Graduate Research Assistant

Email: By Request

Office: 307 Bynum Hall
Office Hours: By appointment





BA: Emory University

MA: University of North Carolina


William Clyde Partin researches the growing role of large information technology companies in the cultural industries, with particular emphasis on video games, livestreaming, and esports. His scholarly research has been published in Social Media + Society and Surveillance and Society and, in 2020, he was awarded an early career researcher award from the Surveillance Studies Network. He also reports on culture and technology for popular publications including The Washington PostThe Atlantic, and Vice.

He is currently a research analyst in the Disinformation Action Lab at Data & Society and a research affiliate at UNC Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life.

Research Interests:

Critical Internet Studies, Platformization, STS, Political Economy, Cultural Industries, Infrastructure, Surveillance Studies