About Me

My name is Jordan (he/him) and I’m a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon advised by Haiyi Zhu and Sarah Fox.

Before CMU, I graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, where I worked with Munmun De Choudhury in the Social Dynamics and Wellbeing Lab.

My research interests lie at the intersection of social computing, culture, and marginalized communities (particularly LGBTQ+ and fat communities).

I’m broadly interested in the social construction of knowledge by (e.g., in online communities) and about (e.g., in academia or data schemas) marginalized groups. I’m also interested in the impact of “marginalization” as a growing discourse within computing.

Research Interests: Critical HCI, Science & Technology Studies, Marginalized Communities, Feminist Theory, Queer Theory & Postcolonial Studies

Refereed Publications

Jordan Taylor, Wesley Hanwen Deng, Kenneth Holstein, Sarah Fox, Haiyi Zhu. (2024). Carefully Unmaking the “Marginalized User:” A Diffractive Analysis of a Gay Online Community. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

Jordan Taylor, Amy Bruckman. (2024). Mitigating Epistemic Injustice: The Online Construction of a Bisexual Culture. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI).

Jordan Taylor,* Ellen Simpsion,* Anh-Ton Tran,* Jed Brubaker, Sarah Fox, Haiyi Zhu. (2024). Cruising Queer HCI on the DL: A Literature Review of LGBTQ+ People in HCI. Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. *Co-First Author.

Anh-Ton Tran, Grace Guo, Jordan Taylor, Katsuki Andrew Chan, Elora Lee Raymond, Carl DiSalvo. (2024). Situating Datasets: Making Public Eviction Data Accessible for Housing Justice. Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Erin Kasson, Lindsey M. Filiatreau, Nina Kaiser, Kevin Davet, Jordan Taylor, Sanjana Garg, Mai El Sherief, Talayeh Aledavood, Munmun De Choudhury, Patricia Cavazos-Rehg. (2023). Using Social Media to Examine Themes Surrounding Fentanyl Misuse and Risk Indicators. Substance Use & Misuse.

Sanjana Garg*, Jordan Taylor*, Mai El Sherief, Erin Kasson, Talayeh Aledavood, Raven Riordan, Nina Kaiser, Patricia Cavazos-Rehg, Munmun De Choudhury. (2021). Detecting Risk Level in Individuals Misusing Fentanyl Utilizing Posts from an Online Community on Reddit. Internet Interventions. *Co-first authors.

Daejin Choi, Steven A. Sumner, Kristin M. Holland, John Draper, Sean Murphy, Daniel A. Bowen, Marissa Zwald, Jing Wang, Royal Law, Jordan Taylor, Chaitanya Konjeti, Munmun De Choudhury. (2020). Development of a Machine Learning Model Using Multiple, Heterogeneous Data Sources to Estimate Weekly US Suicide Fatalities. JAMA Network Open.

Posters, Extended Abstracts, Workshops and Technical Reports

Anh-Ton Tran, Annabel Rothschild, Kay Kender, Ekat Osipova, Brian Kinnee, Jordan Taylor, Louie Søs Meyer, Oliver L. Haimson, Ann Light, Carl Disalvo. (2024). Making Trouble: Techniques for Queering Data and AI Systems. Companion of DIS 2024.

Blakeley H. Payne, Jordan Taylor, Katta Spiel, Casey Fiesler. (2023). How to Ethically Engage Fat People in HCI Research. Companion of CSCW 2023. (Best Poster Award)

Logan Stapleton, Jordan Taylor, Sarah Fox, Tongshuang Wu, Haiyi Zhu. (2023). Seeing Seeds Beyond Weeds: Green Teaming Generative AI for Beneficial Uses. ICML Workshop on Challenges in Deployable Generative AI.

Manuscripts and Pre-Prints

Tongshuang Wu, Haiyi Zhu, Maya Albayrak, Alexis Axon, Amanda Bertsch, Wenxing Deng, Ziqi Ding, Bill Guo, Sireesh Gururaja, Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Jenny T. Liang, Ryan Liu, Ihita Mandal, Jeremiah Milbauer, Xiaolin Ni, Namrata Padmanabhan, Subhashini Ramkumar, Alexis Sudjianto, Jordan Taylor, Ying-Jui Tseng, Patricia Vaidos, Zhijin Wu, Wei Wu, Chenyang Yang. (2023). LLMs as Workers in Human-Computational Algorithms? Replicating Crowdsourcing Pipelines with LLMs. In ArXiv.

Magazine Articles

Jordan Taylor, Adinawa Adjagbodjou. DEI in Computing: Centering the Margins. (2022). XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students 28, no. 4.

Jordan Taylor. Decoloniality in Computing: An Interview with Dipto Das. (2022). XRDS: Crossroads, The ACM Magazine for Students 28, no. 4.

Blog Posts

Challenges of Moderating the Metaverse. 2021


CMU Technologists Look to a More Inclusive Future. (2024). Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science News.

How Should AI Depict Marginalized Communities? (2024). Carnegie Mellon University Newsletter (The Piper).

Creating a JEDI Mindset: Student-created Course Sharpens Focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Computer Science Community. (2024) Carnegie Mellon University Newsletter (The Piper)

Louisiana law requiring proof of ID for porn site access has privacy advocates worried. (2023). Marketplace Tech.

Industry Experience

FacebookSoftware Engineer Intern (Natural Language Understanding at Facebook Reality Labs)Summer 2021
FacebookSoftware Engineer Intern (Messenger Business Ranking)Summer 2020
GoogleSoftware Engineer Intern (Dynamic Ad Insertion)Summer 2019
Systems & Technology ResearchIntern (Analysis & Decision Systems)Fall 2018
NASA JPLSystems Engineer Intern (Model-Based Systems Engineering)Summer 2018

Teaching Experience

UniversityCourse or EmployerRoleSemester
Carnegie MellonHCI 05-610: User-Centered Research and EvaluationTeaching AssistantFall 2023
Carnegie MellonCS 15-996: Intro to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in CSGuest Lecture on Identity, Intersectionality, & Systemic InequalitySpring 2023
Georgia TechCS 3600: Intro to AITeaching AssistantSpring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Georgia TechCS 1100: Freshman Leap SeminarTeaching AssistantFall 2019
Georgia TechCenter for Academic SuccessTutorSpring 2017, Summer 2017,
Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Georgia TechCollege of ComputingTutorFall 2017


Updated CV (last edited July 2024)