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Billie's research is concerned with social media audiences -- their communicative behaviors, perceptions of brands, and community creation/engagement.

 

Specifically, she has focused her recent studies on how social media audiences are reacting to queer celebrities, health media campaigns, and community creation on places like Discord and Twitter.

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Selected Work

o. - "ongoing"
p. - "published"

1. o. 2022

Title

Coming Out as Non-Binary on Social Media: A Twitter Analysis of Rapper Lil Uzi Vert and the Emergence of New Forms of Self-Identification

Date Published/Publication

Ongoing

Role

Lead Author 

Brief Description

Billie is looking into social media audience's perceptions of Lil Uzi Vert after coming out as non-binary. Tactics used include sentiment analysis, Topic Modeling, and Latent Topic Modeling. This study is being funded by UROP at Boston University. 

2. p. 2022

Title

The Impact of Influencers on Cigar Promotions: A Content Analysis of Large Cigar and Swisher Sweets Videos on TikTok

Date Published/Publication

Published - National Library of Medicine [link]

Role

Research Assistant 

Brief Description 

Billie was responsible for coding and analyzing TikTok content for this study.

3. o. 2022

Title

Health Warning Labels and Engagement in Little Cigar and Cigarillo Instagram Promotions: Using Computer Vision to Detect Compliance with FDA Guidelines

Date Published/Publication

Pre-Print - JMIR 

Role

Research Assistant 

Brief Description 

Billie was responsible for coding and analyzing Instagram content for this study.