The Social Inclusion track welcomes relevant theoretical, empirical, and intervention research, in either completed research or emergent research format, that relates to the mission of SIG Social Inclusion (SIGSI). The purpose of SIGSI is to promote research, pedagogy, and outreach on all aspects of social inclusion in the field of InformFation Systems (IS). The goal of such efforts is to stimulate greater diversity of thought and personnel in AIS and the IS field overall, and participation of all AIS members in a more socially-aware and inclusive discipline. Social inclusion research investigates the part IT plays in enabling or inhibiting individuals and social groups’ participation in the social structures in which they exist and the needs of under-represented producers or consumers of information systems and technology within the IT field. Topics include: the underrepresentation of gender minorities, race, ethnicities, neurodiversity, and abilities in the IS field, intersectionality of identities (such as ethnicity, gender and socio-economic class), socioeconomic divisions that impact access to or use of technology, designing for the differently-abled, the digital divide, underserved groups in the information society, and a range of topics related to human diversity, and the “haves” and “have nots” in the information society.

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A Critical Analysis on the Effects of Negative IS Stereotypes on Underserved Populations

Mina Tari, University of Washington
Hala Annabi, University of Washington
Yvette Iribe Ramirez, University of Washington
Erin Beneteau, University of Washington
Stephanie Ballard, University of Washington

Birds of a Feather Lodge Together?: Predicting Review Sentiment Using Social Categorization Theory

Lauren Rhue, Wake Forest School of Business
Sherae Daniel, University of Cincinnati

Do Foreign IT Workers Substitute for or Complement the Natives?

Gang Peng, California State University Fullerton
David Zhang, Lehigh University

Information technologies and democracy in a closed society

Jobany Rico, Florida International University
Karlene Cousins, Florida International University

“Personalities”: a participatory approach for gender discussion

Leander Cordeiro Oliveira, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
Pricila Castelini, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
Patricia da Silva Leite, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
Leonelo Dell Anhol Almeida, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
Marília Abrahão Amaral, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná

Research Implications of the Tech Exchange: Immersion of Howard University Computer Science and Informatics Students in Silicon Valley

Curtis C. Cain, Howard University
Carlos Buskey, Howard University
Allison Morgan Bryant, Howard University
Gloria Washington, Howard University
Legand Burge, Howard University

“Thank You, Siri”: Politeness and Intelligent Digital Assistants

Nathan G. Burton, BYU
James Gaskin, BYU

The Influence of Social Curiosity on Real-Time Ridesharing Service Usage

Claus-Peter H. Ernst, European Management School

Understanding the Information Practices of Tseltal Maya Women and Role of Information Systems in Chiapas, Mexico

Yvette Iribe Ramirez, University of Washington

“Your Home Screen is Worth a Thousand Words”: Investigating the Prevalence of Smartphone Apps among Refugees in Germany

Safa'a AbuJarour, University of Potsdam
Cora Bergert, Universität Potsdam
Jana Gundlach, Universität Potsdam
Antonia Köster, University of Potsdam
Hanna Krasnova, University of Potsdam