William R. Frey

Doctoral Student

William Frey (he/they) is a doctoral student at Columbia University's School of Social Work, Project Coordinator of Simulation Education (SIM|ED), and researcher in the Cogburn Research Group. His research focuses on race and technology. William is particularly interested in whiteness within the context of digital technoculture, and the individual and collective role of white people in the perpetuation of socio-technological systems of domination and power (e.g., digital racism). He has expertise in contextual analysis of social media, social media data ethics, and community/domain expert involvement in computational mixed methods research.


  • M.S.W., Community Organization, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor