Eish Sumra

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G+JI Graduate Student Fellow 2021

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Eish Sumra, Master Student of Communications, Culture & Technology, Georgetown University

Eish Sumra (he/his), a British-born Master’s student, I have been in the U.S. for nearly 7 years, first as a journalist and now as a user researcher conducting projects examining the intersection of ethnic minorities and immigrants and technology usage in sociopolitical and cultural spaces.

Research Project Overview: Exploring the User Experience of Dating Apps for People of Color within the LGBTQ Community

How to lessen bias and discrimination in online dating.I will be conducting UX research and user interviews establishing common themes of usage on dating apps and how people of color interact with others on these applications. Zoning in on LGBTQ BIPOC’s I hope to find ways we can increase awareness of racial bias and micro aggressions through content creation, digital education and updating current algorithms to make the experience more enjoyable for minorities.