Avi is an assistant professor of communication at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. His research lies at the intersection of surveillance, ICT, and policy, focusing on the ways state surveillance is discussed and negotiated in traditional and social media. In the area of policy, Avi draws on infrastructure studies to trace the development and employment of biometric standards, and ask how they discriminate and marginalize minority groups. Avi is also interested in LGBT media use. His current research in this area focus on the ways senior gay men use new information and communication technologies to cope with the challenges arising from the combination of their age and sexual orientation. His previous research focused on gay youth and transgender users.