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Doctoral Candidate, Information and Media Studies, Western University

Dominique Kelly is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University. For over three years, her research has examined how manipulative interface design tactics known as "dark patterns" influence people’s online decision-making. She is currently working on a thesis tentatively entitled “Youth Perspectives on Privacy Dark Patterns.” Dominique is also a member of Dr. Victoria Rubin's Language and Information Technology Research Lab (LiT.RL) at Western University.


  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, Western University


  • 2018 
    University of Waterloo, Master of Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Design
  • 2017 
    University of Waterloo, Honours Bachelor of Arts, Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Specialization in Digital Media Studies