Allison McDonald

I am a second-year PhD student working with Professor J. Alex Halderman at the University of Michigan.

My research interests lie in the intersection of technology and society, particularly in the areas of privacy and security. I study topics such as Internet censorship, surveillance, usable privacy, and security education. I am also interested in exploring the disparity in understanding between the developers and users of technology, and the consequences this disparity has on how technology is used, perceived, and legislated.

I was a Roger M Jones Fellow at the European University Viadrina, and my experiences studying human rights law were chronicled on the fellowship blog.