My research interests include:

  • technology and social change
  • political identity and social movements
  • governance and administration
  • ethnography
  • computational social science
  • new media and youth
  • gender and sexuality


Motley, Darnell N., Peter Forberg, Jade Pagkas-Bather, Alida Bouris, John Schneider. 2023. “From Trauma to Transformation: The Role of the Trauma Surgeon in the Care of Black Transgender Women.” Current Trauma Reports.

Coleman, Jordan Lee, MicKayla Jones, Dejuan Washington, Ellen Almirol, Peter Forberg, Typhanye V Dyer, Andrew Spieldenner, Omar Martinez, Carlos Rodriguez-Diaz, Sharon D. Parker, John A. Schneider, and Russell Brewer. 2022. “Using the Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (MIPA) Framework to Assess the Engagement of Sexual Minority Men of Color in the United States HIV response: A Literature Review up to 2020.” Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities.

Forberg, Peter L. 2022. “Critical Design as Theory, Experiment, and Data: A Sociologically-Informed Approach to Visualizing Networks of Loss.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 16(3).

Forberg, Peter L. 2022. “‘No Cult Tells You to Think for Yourself’: Discursive Ideology and the Limits of Rationality in Conspiracy Theory QAnon.” American Behavioral Scientist 67(5).

Forberg, Peter L. 2022. “From the Fringe to the Fore: An Algorithmic Ethnography of the Far-right Conspiracy Theory Group QAnon.” Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 51(3):291-317.

Public Sociology

Forberg, Peter. 2021. “My Time with the Anons: Making My Digital Self with Conspiracy Theorists.” Ethnographic Marginalia: Methodological Appendix.