Papers (peer reviewed)

(In submission - CHI) Simpson, E., and Semaan, B. Rethinking Creative Labor: A Sociotechnical Examination of Creativity and Creative Work on TikTok (2022).

(In submission - CHI) Taylor, J. Simpson, E., Tran, A., Wang, K., and Zhu, H. Compiling a Queer Archive: A Systemic Literature Review of Queerness in HCI. (2022).

Simpson, E., Dalal, S. and Semaan, B. "Hey, Can You Add Captions?": The Critical Infrastructuring Practices of Neurodiverse People on TikTok. (2022) To Appear in: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction - CSCW 2023

Yoon, N., Hemsley, J. Simpson E., Smith, A. and Eakins, J. (2022). Super‐amplifiers! The role of Twitter extended party networks in political elections. Policy & Internet.

Wu, Q., Williams, L.K., Simpson, E., and Semaan, B. (2022) Conversations About Crime: Re-enforcing and Fighting Against Platform Racism on Reddit. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 6, CSCW1, Article 54 (April 2022), 38 pages.

Simpson, E., Hamann, A., Semaan, B. (2022). How to Tame “Your” Algorithm: LGBTQ+ Users’ Domestication of TikTok. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Computer Interaction. Vol. 6, GROUP, Article 22 (January 2021), 27 pages. - Read a Preprint Here.

​Simpson, E. and Semaan, B.. 2020. For You, or For "You"?: Everyday LGBTQ+ Encounters with TikTok. Proc. ACM Hum.-Comput. Interact. 4, CSCW3, Article 252 (December 2020), 34 pages. a Preprint Here.

Book Chapters (peer reviewed)

Gray, L., Simpson, E., Yeon, J. “Information Community Identity: Examining the Photographic Legacy of Henry Booth Settlement House in Chicago, 1900-1965.” In Knowlton, Steven A., Pozzi, E., Sly, J.S., and Spunaugle, eds. Libraries without Boarders.  (Accepted - to be published Fall 2023)

Special Interest Groups and Workshops (peer reviewed)

DeVito, M. A., Lustig, C., Simpson, E., Allison, K., Chuanromanee, T., Spiel, K., Ko, A., Rode, J., Dym, B., Muller, M., Scheuerman, M.K., Walker, A.M. Brubaker, J., and Ahmed, A. (2021, May). Queer in HCI: Strengthening the Community of LGBTQIA+ Researchers and Research. In Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-3).

DeVito, M.A., Walker, A.M., Lustig, C., Ko, A., Spiel, K., Ahmed, A., Allison, K., Scheuerman, M., Dym, B., Brubaker, J., Simpson, E., Bagalkot, N., Raval, N., Muller, M., Rode, J., and Gray, M.L. (2020, April). Queer in HCI: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Researchers and Research Across Domains. Special Interest Group Convened at the 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, HI. 

Posters (peer reviewed)


Simpson, E. (2018) Integrated & Alone: The Use of Hashtags in Twitter Social Activism. In Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 237-240). ACM.

Abstracts (non-archival)

(in submission - Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports) Dym, B., Simpson, E. and striegl, l.r. (2022) Accidental Archiving and Sustainable Game Preservation Work. (Submission for special issue on Diversity and Sustainability in Electronic Gaming and Esports)

Positioning Papers (non-archival)

Simpson, E. (2021). Resilience Strategies for LGBTQ+ TikTok Users. Workshop paper for Against Platform Determinism Academic Workshop, held by Data and Society in conjunction with the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy (MTD) at McGill University. Online Asynchronous and Montreal, QC (March, 2021).

Simpson, E., and Semaan, B. (2019). Resisting Identity Invalidation: Exploring Danger in Assumed Safe Spaces Online Amongst Transgender Women. Workshop on Digital Wellbeing for Marginalized Communities, held in conjunction with the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2019), Austin, TX. New York: ACM.

Conference Presentations (non-archival)


Gray, L., Simpson, E., and Yeon, J. (2021). Information Community Identity: Examining the Photographic Legacy of Henry Booth Settlement House in Chicago, 1900-1965. Library History Seminar XI, Spring 2021, Baton Rouge, LA.

CP2. Gray, L., Simpson, E., and Yeon, J. (2020). (Re)Constructing an African American Communal Space: An Information Analysis of a Chicago Public Housing Archive, 1955-1970. 2020 SIG AH Virtual Symposium: Data Curation and Visualization in the Arts & Humanities.

Blog Posts & Essays (non-archival)

What's Wrong with the Kudos Button on AO3 and What to Do About It, essay, self-published March 2018

Trump, #takeaknee, and Kaepernick as an example of a Cyber Cascade - blogpost, newpolcom, published October 2017

'Lesbian Fiction' Doesn't Mean What You Might Think, essay, published on the Ylva Publishing Blog April 2018 

Mahou Shoujo and You, personal essay, self-published June 2017


Queerbaiting and You - A History of Queerbaiting, essay, self-published May 2017


​​A Heist Story, published January 2018. Winner 2015 Watty’s Award for Excellence in Writing on, beating out 14,000 stories submitted

The Light of the World, short story novel tie-in, published in May-June 2016 print issue of Curve Magazine

The Light of the World, published December 2015, rated 3.8 on Goodreads. Reviewed on, 29 December, 2015: “Carmilla Editor Ellen Simpson’s The Light of the World is a Queer Fantasy”

The Sea Chest, published on in June 2015 in collaboration with Comedy Central’s promotion of Another Period.

The Return (as Ana Matics), published November 2014, rated 3.81 on Goodreads. Reviewed in Curve Magazine, 10 December, 2014: “The Return by Ana Matics”

Nermia and Condor (as Ana Matics), novella, self-published 2012 

Unboxing the Sun (as Ana Matics), novella, self-published 2012