Riki Thompson

Riki is an Associate Professor, Digital Rhetoric and Writing Studies, University of Washington. Her research agenda focuses on how language acts upon people, and conversely, how people take up and utilize language to do things, especially in relation to notions of mental health and identity.

Three’s Company And Getting Polyamory Right During A Pandemic

A few years ago I started conducting interviews with over 100 people about their online dating experiences. I wanted to know how people presented themselves on their profiles, perceived other users on the platforms, and made decisions about whom to date. My participants included single people trying to find “the...