Patrick Sweeney is Core Doctoral Faculty in the School of Psychology, Media Psychology Ph.D. Program, at Fielding Graduate University. He received his Ph.D. in Critical Social Psychology from the Graduate Center, City University New York in 2021; with concentrations in Qualitative Methods and New Media Studies. His dissertation received the 2022 Outstanding Dissertation Award in Media Psychology and Technology from Division 46 of the American Psychological Association. He has previously taught at Hunter College, held fellowships at John Jay College and Macaulay Honors College, and was a Senior Fellow at the Digital Scholarship Lab of the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has published on topics including the ethics of social media data in psychological research, the construction of sex, gender, and sexuality in social psychology, media representations of social identities and urban change after trauma, and the theory and praxis of ethics and methods pedagogy. His current work examines the nexus of social identities and digital technologies.