Laurent Wang

Graduate Student

Office Location

SSMS 4114


Digital Technology; Online Privacy; Credibility & Misinformation; Digital Inequality; Digital Divide; Algorithmic Bias


Laurent Wang is an MA/Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at UC Santa Barbara, where he earned his B.A. degree. He is broadly interested in the social and cognitive uses and effects of digital technology and the implications for the digital inequality. In particular, he uses quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how socioeconomically disadvantaged groups navigate online privacy decisions and evaluate the credibility of information.