Research & Writing


Recently, I collaborated with the Technology & Democracy team at Freedom House on a report discussing the human rights risks posed by data localization requirements.

Freedom House

I’ve been working with the Ranking Digital Rights project at New America in various capacities and have contributed to different projects. Most recently, I helped pilot test new draft indicators that will help the organization assess tech companies’ transparency around targeted advertising and algorithmic systems. I also contributed research and writing to RDR’s 2017 and 2018 annual corporate accountability reports. Currently, I am conducting an in-depth policy analysis of leading tech companies’ privacy policies and user agreements for the 2020 corporate accountability Index.


As a research fellow for the LGBT Technology Partnership & Institute, I wrote a White Paper on the technology needs of homeless LGBTQ youth. This paper helped the organization develop a cellphone program for homeless LGBTQ youth.

lgbt tech

I have a strong interest in the history of the LGBTQ rights movement and had the opportunity to write two contributions for the encyclopedia project Proud Heritage. My entries focus on the Proposition 8 movement in California as well as LGBTQ rights in Massachusetts.


Academic Writing

L. DeNardis, & A. M. Hackl. (2016). Internet control points as LGBT rights mediation. Information, Communication & Society.

L. DeNardis, & A. M. Hackl (2015). Internet governance by social media platforms. Telecommunications Policy, 39(9), 761-770.

A. M. Hackl, A. B. Becker, & M. Todd (2015). “I am Chelsea Manning.” Comparison of gendered representation of Private Manning in U.S. and international news media. Journal of Homosexuality, 1-20.

A. M. Hackl, C.R. Boyer, & M. P. Galupo (2013). From “gay marriage controversy” (2004) to “endorsement of same-sex marriage” (2012): Framing bisexuality in the marriage equality discourse. Sexuality And Culture, 17(3), 512-524.

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