About Me


I am an interdisciplinary social scientist and ethnographer working at the intersection of computer-supported cooperative work, organization studies, and science & technology studies.  Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at Intel Labs in UXR working in the Cultural Transformation Lab with Ken Anderson, Melissa Gregg, and Mic Bowman.  I am in residence at the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computing (ISTC-Social for short) where I work with Melissa Mazmanian and Paul Dourish.  I also have the pleasure of collaborating with Yunan Chen, Pernille Bjorn, and Judith Gregory as well as a host of excellent researchers and graduate students associated with the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction (LUCI) and the EVOKE Lab.  I received my PhD in Environmental Analysis and Design from the University of California, Irvine, in the Department of Planning, Policy, and Design under the guidance of Professor Martha Feldman.

I do research on how design of information technologies and information infrastructures are shaped by the institutional and policy contexts in which they arise and, in turn, how these artifacts relate to practice.  I also do work on technology adoption, adaptation, use, and disuse and research on reproductive technologies and practices from a bio-social, technical, and political perspective.  I conduct most of my research in the health domain.  My current major research project is a multi-sited ethnography of practices of recording, gathering, and measuring data for quality improvement and accountability in hospitals.  This work addresses questions of labor, scale, and performativity of emerging forms of data work as it follows the situated process through which data is created, curated and deployed to make healthcare practice visible and accountable.  Melissa Mazmanian and I have received an NSF grant for this project, and we also work with PhD student Chris Wolf and research assistant Mary Lowry.

Contact Information:

Kathleen (Katie) Pine — Phone 949-232-3594 — Email khpine (at) gmail.com– Office 6097 Bren Hall




Posted by on October 3, 2012 in

Recent Comments