Elise Li ZhengGeorgia Institute of Technology | GT · School of History and Sociology
Elise Li Zheng
Master of Science
Working on my dissertation - self-tracking in an overworking culture (fieldwork research participants needed!)
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Elise Li Zheng is a PhD student at the School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the relationship between technology and health, especially the social impact of widespread using of personal devices on both the behaviors and perceptions of health, fitness and well-being. Her primary research area is health in China and East Asian, but also has a great interest in health of urban and online spaces.
September 2012 - December 2013
Self-tracking has gathered scholarly attention as digital devices and wearables gain popularity. The collection, analysis and interpretation of personal data signifies an individualized way of health governance as people are demanded to build a responsible self by internalizing norms, knowing themselves, and changing unhealthy behaviors. However, t...
This is my Ph.D. dissertation proposal.
Commissioned by Penelope K. Hardy (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) In the book Commodities of Care, Elsa L. Fan details how HIV rapid-testing technology, which has been widely deployed by health funds and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) targeting the MSM (men who have sex with men) community , has transformed the landscape of HIV care into...
Fitness apps on mobile devices are gaining popularity, as more people are engaging in self-tracking activities to record their status of fitness and exercise routines. These technologies also evolved from simply recording steps and offering exercise suggestions to an integrated lifestyle guide for physical wellbeing, thus exemplify a new era of "qu...
Self-tracking has become a noticeable trend nowadays with popular personal technologies including wearables and mobile apps, which collect and evaluate our data while promotes measuring, tracking and recording various bodily metrics and personal activities. Both sociology and behavioral science literature looked at the design, utility and effect of...
Fitness apps that helps users by arranging personal exercise plans, along with the trends of smartphone applications and wearable gadgets, have evolved from simply recording steps and offering exercise suggestions to an integrated lifestyle guide for physical wellbeing, thus exemplify a new era of quantifying self, in the context of health as perso...