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Dominique Kelly

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Dominique Kelly is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. She holds a BA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing and an MA in Rhetoric and Communication Design from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include data privacy, social media, and behavioural economics. Currently, her research focuses on how user interface (UI) design tactics known as "dark patterns" influence users' privacy choices online.

Dominique is also a member of Dr. Rubin's Language & Information Technology Research Lab (LiT.RL), where she investigates how social media platforms can be designed to promote prosocial behaviour and increase users' subjective well-being.

Kelly, D., & Burkell, J. (Accepted). It's not (all) about the information: The role of cognition in creating and sustaining false beliefs. In M. Sanfilippo and M. Ocepek (Eds.), Governing Everyday Misinformation. Cambridge University Press.

Kelly, D., Liu, Y., Mayhew, A., Chen, Y., Cornwell, S. E., Delellis, N. S., & Rubin, V. L. (2022). Supporting prosocial behaviour in online communities through social media affordances. The 85th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T2022): “Crisis, Transition, Resilience: ReImagining an InformationResilient Society,” October 29 – November 1, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pra2.703

Kelly, D., & Rubin, V. L. (2022). Dark pattern typology: How do social networking sites deter disabling of user accounts? The 12th International Conference on Social Media and Society. EasyChair. https://easychair.org/publications/preprint/GD6S