Sharon Greenfield is an anthropologist and PhD Candidate at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT) in Melbourne Australia.

The working title of my thesis is ‘Young People, Digital Media, and Digital Bereavement: a Look into Uses of Digital Ritual During Loss’, which seeks to understand how and where youth digitally engage to communicate their well-being during bereavement and whether digital ritual can be a form of communication to encourage healthy response to loss.

Previous to RMIT professionally, I was in industry as a researcher within Intel Research in the People and Practices Research lab (PaPR) focusing on sense perception and context aware mobile computing and then at Autodesk focused on experiential learning and cultural engagement in social networking communities.

My research interests include: cultural processes in technology interaction, digital media creative practice, digital ethnography, place and space making, and youth digital literacy.

I earned my B.A. at Marylhurst University in Social Psychology, with previous time also spent at the University of Oregon attending classes, creating shenanigans, and birthing a radio station.