Jed Brubaker

Jed Brubaker is a PhD candidate at UC Irvine. His dissertation work considers how social media platforms are changing our experiences of death, grief, and memorialization. His work aims to understand how people interact with identity-based technologies, demonstrate limitations of current designs, and in turn, improve the ability of technological systems to support the entirety of our lives -- including when those lives come to an end. Brubaker previously earned his M.A. at Georgetown University in Communication, Culture and Technology, and his B.S. at the University of Utah in Psychology.