Like many of her colleagues at Saint Mary’s University, Mallory Knipe, DSW, has presented research at multiple academic conferences during her career in higher education. However, Knipe, chair of the social work programs at Saint Mary’s, is likely the first from the university to present research at a “Star Trek” convention. Over the course of the pandemic, Knipe conducted research that looked at the interactions of people participating in the digital community Sid City Social Club. The online community was created by “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9)” actor Alexander Siddig to help support fans who were experiencing isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the most recent episode of Saint Mary’s Currents, Knipe joins podcast host Ben Rodgers to discuss her research and what it was like to present it at Destination Star Trek in London.


If you enjoy the show and the topics discussed, subscribe to Saint Mary’s Currents wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also listen to previous episodes by visiting the Saint Mary’s Newsroom.

Share This