Dr. Florence M. Chee is Associate Professor of Digital Communication in the School of Communication and Program Director of the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (CDEP) at Loyola University Chicago, USA. She is also Founding Director of the Social & Interactive Media Lab Chicago (SIMLab), devoted to the in-depth study of social phenomena at the intersection of society and technology. She is the author of Digital Game Culture in Korea: The Social at Play (2023 Lexington Books).
As a technocultural ethicist, Dr. Chee’s international experience and perspectives build upon decades of research examining the social, cultural, and ethical shifts in emergent digital lifestyles, working to translate insights about lived contexts across industrial, governmental, and academic sectors. Frequently sought out as a speaker, writer, and advisor, her sociotechnical interventions inform and influence the necessary decisions made in design, development, and policy arenas.
For the 2023/2024 academic year, Chee is Visiting Faculty/Gastdocent with the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands, and a Fellow of the Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA. Her current book project: Pasteurizing the Internet, examines how participation in online communities may present predatory and/or extractive relationships with its constituencies at global scale.