Academic Publications

Below is a list of my academic publications, with links to PDFs where available. I’ve also included links to blog posts, media articles, and press mentions of the papers.  My Google Scholar profile is here.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

J2           Kumar, P., Naik, S.M., Devkar, U.R., Chetty, M., Clegg, T.L., and Vitak, J. (2017). ‘No Telling Passcodes Out Because They’re Private’: Understanding Children’s Mental Models of Privacy and Security Online. In Proceedings of the ACM: Human-Computer Interaction, 1(CSCW), Article 64, pp. 1-21. (CSCW ’18 Online First). [27 percent acceptance rate].  Summary blog post | Princeton CITP post | Slate article | Terp article.

J1           Kumar, P. (2017). Corporate Privacy Policy Changes during PRISM and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism. Media and Communication, 5(1), 63-75. Summary blog post

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

C6           Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Chetty, M., Clegg, T.L., Yang, J., McNally, B., & Bonsignore, E.  (2018). Co-Designing Online Privacy-Related Games and Stories with Children. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC’18). Trondheim, Norway. June 19-22, 2018. [28 percent acceptance rate]. Summary blog post

C5           McNally, B., Kumar, P., Hordatt, C., Mauriello, M.L., Naik, S., Norooz, L., Shorter, A., Golub, E., & Druin, A. (2018). Co-designing Mobile Online Safety Applications with Children. In Proceedings of the 36th Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’18). Montréal, Canada. April 21-26, 2018. [26 percent acceptance rate]

C4           Vitak, J., Liao, Y., Kumar, P., Subramaniam, M. (2018). Librarians as Information Intermediaries: Navigating Tensions Between Being Helpful and Being Liable. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual iConference. Sheffield, UK. March 25-28, 2018. [30 percent acceptance rate]

C3           Vitak, J., Liao, Y., Kumar, P., Zimmer, M., & Kritikos, K., (2018). Privacy Attitudes and Data Valuation Among Fitness Tracker Users. In Proceedings of the 13th Annual iConference. Sheffield, UK. March 25-28, 2018. [30 percent acceptance rate] Finalist, Lee Dirks Award for Best Paper.

C2           Ammari, T., Kumar, P., Lampe, C., and Schoenebeck, S. (2015). Managing Children’s Online Identities: How Parents Decide what to Disclose about their Children Online. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). Seoul, South Korea. April 18-23, 2015. [23 percent acceptance rate]. Time article

C1           Kumar, P. and Schoenebeck, S. (2015). The Modern Day Baby Book: Enacting Good Mothering and Stewarding Privacy on Facebook. In Proceedings of the 18th Annual ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’15). Vancouver, Canada. March 14-18, 2015. [28 percent acceptance rate] Slate article | Brooklyn Quarterly article.

Book Chapter

BC1          Kumar, P., Prasad, R, & Maréchal, N. (2017). Progress & Peril: The Role of ICT Companies in Promoting and Curtailing Human Rights. In M.G. Villareal (Ed.), Human Rights and Technology: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (pp. 189-214). San Jose, Costa Rica: United Nations University for Peace.

Reports

R5           MacKinnon, R., Maréchal, N., and Kumar, P. (2016). Corporate Accountability for a Free and Open Internet. Global Commission on Internet Governance Paper Series, No. 45. Waterloo, Canada: Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). Ranking Digital Rights blog post.

R4           Kumar, P. (2016). Privacy Policies and Their Lack of Clear Disclosure Regarding the Life Cycle of User Information. In Technical Report FS-16: AAAI Fall Symposium Series on Privacy and Language Technologies. Arlington, VA, November 17-19, 2016. Ranking Digital Rights blog post.

R3           Kumar, P. (2016). Ranking Digital Rights Findings on Transparency Reporting and Companies’ Terms of Service Enforcement. Washington, DC: Ranking Digital Rights.

R2            Kumar, P., Youngman, M., Fernandes, S., and Pal, J. (2014). Culture in a Connected World: Exploring the Work of Digital Observatories. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan School of Information.

R1            Budish, R., with contributions from Kumar, P. (2013, December 12). Just in Time Censorship: Targeted Internet Filtering During Iran’s 2013 Elections. In U. Gasser, R. Faris, & R. Heacock (Eds.), Internet Monitor 2013: Reflections on the Digital World (pp. 32-33). Cambridge, MA: Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

CP3          Kumar, P. (2018). Emerging Norms and Privacy Implications of Parental Online Sharing: The Perspective of the STFU, Parents Blog. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’18), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018. [37 percent acceptance rate]. Top Student Paper, Communication and Technology division.

CP2          Zimmer, M., Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Liao, Y., & Kritikos, K.C. (2018). ‘There’s nothing really they can do with this information’: Unpacking How Users Manage Privacy Boundaries for Personal Fitness Information. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’18), Prague, Czech Republic. May 24-28, 2018. [37 percent acceptance rate]

CP1          Vitak, J., Liao, Y., & Kumar, P. (2018). How Communication Technologies Introduce Privacy Turbulence in Families During Late Adolescence. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’18), Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28, 2018. [37 percent acceptance rate]

Conference Presentations (Lightly Reviewed)

CL4            Zimmer, M., Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Liao, Y., & Kritikos, K.C. (forthcoming). ‘Fitness Stuff is for Me, Not for Everybody Else’: Unpacking How Fitness Tracker Users Manage Privacy Boundaries for Personal Fitness Information. Paper presented at the 15th Annual Information Ethics Roundtable (IER’18), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 17-18, 2018.

CL3          Kumar, P. (2017). Privacy Concerns and Emergent Norms of Parental Sharing of Information About Children Online. Paper presented at the Digitising Early Childhood Conference.  Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. September 11-15, 2017.

CL2          Kumar, P. (2017). Young Children’s Contextual Understanding of Online Privacy and Security. Paper presented at InfoSocial 2017. Northwestern University, April 7-8, 2017.

CL1          Kumar, P. (2013). A Paradox with Penalties: Why Media Organizations Must Address Self-Plagiarism. Paper presented at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Annual Conference. Holland, MI. March 22, 2013.

Workshop Papers (Lightly Reviewed)

W5            Kumar, P., (2018). Parental Online Sharing and the Construction of Children’s Digital Identities. Aarhus University graduate seminar on Digital Media Ethnography: Concepts, Ethics, and Methods, Aarhus, Denmark, April 16-20, 2018.

W4           Kumar, P., Chetty, M., Clegg, T.L, Vitak, J. (2017). Helping Elementary School-Aged Children Learn About Privacy and Security Online. ASIS&T SIG InfoLearn workshop: Information and Learning Sciences Research as an Integral Scholarly Nexus, Crystal City, VA, October 28, 2017.

W3           Liao, Y., Kumar, P., Vitak, J., Subramaniam, M. (2017). Enhancing Digital Privacy and Security Skills for Low-Socioeconomic Families: Resources for Librarians and Patrons. ASIS&T SIG InfoLearn workshop: Information and Learning Sciences Research as an Integral Scholarly Nexus, Crystal City, VA, October 28, 2017.

W2           Kumar, P. (2016). Ranking Digital Rights: Pushing ICT Companies to Respect Users’ Privacy. ACM CHI 2016 workshop: Bridging the Gap Between Privacy by Design and Privacy in Practice, San Jose, CA, May 7, 2016.

W1           Kumar, P. and Schoenebeck, S. (2015). Helping Parents Manage Their Children’s Digital Footprints. ACM CSCW 2015 workshop: The Future of Networked Privacy: Challenges and Opportunities, Vancouver, Canada, March 14-15, 2015.

Invited Talks

T11          The Fetus Multiple: Enacting Prenatal Ultrasound. 11th Annual Graduate Student Physical Cultural Studies Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, April 27, 2018.

T10          STFU Parents and Emerging Norms of Parental Online Sharing. Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD), University of Maryland, College Park, April 4, 2018.

T9          ‘No Telling Passcodes Out Because They’re Private’: Understanding Children’s Mental Models of Privacy and Security Online. Workshop on Applications of Contextual Integrity, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University, December 11, 2017.

T8          Staying Safe Online: Kids Edition. 34th Annual Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) Symposium, University of Maryland, College Park, May 25, 2017.

T7          Self-Tracking, Wearable Devices, and Privacy: How Users of Fitness Trackers Conceptualize The Body. 10th Annual Physical Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Maryland, College Park, April 28, 2017.

T6          Staying Safe Online: Kids Edition. Graduate Research Appreciation Day (GRAD), University of Maryland, College Park, April 5, 2017. First place in the Culture Category.

T5           Corporate Privacy Policy Changes during PRISM and the Rise of Surveillance Capitalism. Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) Speaker Series, University of Maryland, College Park, March 28, 2017.

T4          Privacy Policies and Their Lack of Clear Disclosure Regarding the Life Cycle of User Information. Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information (CASCI) Speaker Series, University of Maryland, College Park, November 15, 2016.

T3           Data Storytelling Bootcamp. A2 DataDive, University of Michigan School of Information, January 28, 2015.

T2           A2 DataDive: An Open Hackathon. Open Access Week Lightning Talks, University of Michigan, October 24, 2013.

T1           Self-Plagiarism: Why Copying and Pasting Your Own Work is Wrong. Quasi-con Unconference, ALA Student Chapter, University of Michigan School of Information, February 2, 2013.

Panel Presentations

PP7          Moderator: Katie Benner, Panelists: Eli Broverman, Brett Hurt, Priya Kumar, Sarah Telford. (2016). The United States of Data: The New Knowledge Trust. Techonomy ’16, Half Moon Bay, CA, November 10, 2016.

PP6          Moderator: Katie Benner, Panelists: Michael Connor, Priya Kumar, Peter Micek, Nabiha Syed. (2016). The Business Case for Encryption: Why Privacy and Data Rights Matter. Personal Democracy Forum, New York, NY, June 10, 2016.

PP5          Moderator: Deborah Brown, Panelists: Haroon Baloch, Lisl Brunner, Priya Kumar, Serene Lim, Ritu Srivastava. (2016). Protest, Privacy, and the Private Sector. RightsCon 2016, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 2016.

PP4          Moderators: Luca Belli, Jamila Venurini, Panelists: Deniz Duru Aydin, Priya Kumar, Kyung-Sin (KS) Park, María del Pilar Saenz. (2016). Assessing Terms of Service Compliance with Human Rights Standards. RightsCon 2016, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 2016.

PP3          Moderator: Nicolas Seidler, Panelists: Priya Kumar, Drew Mitnick, Michael R. Nelson, and Bruce Schneier. (2016). Big Data Breaches: The Tipping Point for Trust? RightsCon 2016, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 2016. Video on YouTube.

PP2          Moderator: Lisa Rudman, Panelists: Priya Kumar and Bryan Mercer. (2016). Digital Rights. The Media Consortium Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February 18, 2016.

PP1          Moderator: Marilia Maciel. Panelists: Priya Kumar, Pär Lannerö, Luiza Louzada, Jamila Venturini, and Nicolo Zingales. “Understanding Rights: Explaining TOS [Terms of Service] Complexity to Increase Accessibility and Transparency.” International Conference on Human Rights in the Digital Environment: Perspectives on Online Terms of Service. Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Center for Technology and Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 3, 2014.

Posters (Lightly Reviewed)

P4           Kumar, P. (2017). The Problem with Privacy Policies. Poster presented at iSchool Research Showcase, University of Maryland, College Park, March 3, 2017.

P3           Kumar, P. (2014). How new mothers decide to share baby pictures online. Poster presented at Rutgers University iSchool Research Invitational, October 17-18, 2014.

P2           Kumar, P. (2014). A Digital Footprint at Birth: Considerations of New Mothers Sharing Baby Pictures Online. Poster presented at ExpoSItion, University of Michigan School of Information, March 24, 2014.

P1           Kumar, P. (2014). A2 DataDive: Data Storytelling for Nonprofits. Poster presented at the Tapestry Conference on Data Storytelling, Annapolis, MD, February 26, 2014.

Theses

Kumar, P. (2014).  “A Digital Footprint From Birth: New Mothers’ Decisions to Share Baby Pictures Online,” Master’s thesis, University of Michigan School of Information, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Chisholm, V., Chow, N., Fei, S., Finder, J., Gan, S., Hosseinipour, N., Kumar, P., and Wilson, A. (2009). “Crossing the cultural divide: assessing the needs of a local immigrant community.” Undergraduate thesis, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. [Authors listed in alphabetical order.]

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