• Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Distributed Work
  • Privacy


  • MS, Information Science, University of Washington, 2014
  • MSC, Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems, London School of Economics & Political Science, 2010
  • BSC, Computing with a Year in North America, University of Hertfordshire, 2008


  • iFellows Doctoral Fellowship, 2016
  • Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar - Fulbright Commission, 2011

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    More than peer production. Fanfiction communities as sites of distributed mentoring. (2017)
    Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’17), Page 259-272 Authors: S. A. Evans, Katharine Davis, Abigail Evans, J. Campbell, David P. Randall, Kodlee Yin, C. Aragon
  • Journal Article, Public or Trade Journal
    How Fan Fiction Mentors Can Change Lives (2016)
    School Library Journal Authors: Sarah Evans, David P. Randall, Julie Campbell, Katharine Davis, Cecilia Aragon, Abigail Evans
  • Conference Paper
    Thousands of positive reviews: Distributed mentoring in online fan communities (2016)
    ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW ’16), Page 691-704 Authors: J. Campbell, Cecilia Aragon, Katharine Davis, Sarah Evans, Abigail Evans, David P. Randall
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    "I was bullied too": Stories of bullying and coping in an online community (2015)
    Information, Communication and Society, Volume 18, Issue 4, Page 357-375 Authors: Katharine Davis, David P. Randall, A. Ambrose, M. Orand
  • Conference Paper
    Creating Sustainable Cyberinfrastructures (2015)
    Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (CHI '15) Authors: David P. Randall, Ilana Diamant, Charlotte Lee
  • Conference Paper
    The Panoptic Librarian: The Role of Video Surveillance in the Modern Public Library (2014)
    In the proceedings of the 2014 iConference. Authors: David P. Randall, Bryce Newell
  • Conference Paper
    Video Surveillance in Public Libraries: a Case of Unintended Consequences? (2013)
    Proceedings of Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Authors: Bryce Newell, David P. Randall
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Ten Red Balloons: Virtual Teams and Online Communities (2011)
    iSChannel, Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 13-21 Author: David P. Randall


  • A Retreat from the Panoptic: One Public Library?s Experience with Video Surveillance (2013)
    iConference 2013 - Special Workshop on Information Privacy - Fort Worth, TX