Charles Kiene

I am a social computing researcher and MA / PhD student in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I study organizational behavior, intergroup communication, and newcomer socialization in online communities. I am also a member of the Community Data Science Collective.
I’m interested in emerging social phenomena on and across new media platforms: labor in live-streaming channels; social and organizational affordances of team collaboration applications;  group communication in competitive gaming; and governance in subreddit and other peer-production communities.




C. Kiene, A. Shaw, and B. Hill, “Organizational Culture in Online Group Mergers” in Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 2, CSCW, Article 89, New York, NY, USA, Nov 2018.
C. Kiene, A. Monroy-Hernández, and B. Hill, “Surviving an ‘Eternal September’: How an Online Community Managed a Surge of Newcomers,” in Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16), San Jose, California, USA, May 2016.


T. Bipat, B. Hecht, C. Kiene, D. McDonald, M. Zachry, “Navigating the Challenges of Multi-Site Research,” in CSCW 2018, Workshops, New York, NY, USA, Nov 2018.

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