My latest peer-reviewed, scholarly research article, “Food Allergies and the Hygienic Sublime,” was published in December 2019 in the open-access journal, Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience. You can read the full article for free.
This question of the politics of technological artifacts has perhaps never been more salient than now, when we walk around with computing technologies on our person at all times. Chief among these are the politics of becoming cyborg.
In the Fall 2019 semester, I established a new minor, Feminism and STEM, in my role as the Interim Director of the Science and Technology Studies undergraduate program.
Ditching techno-utopia, how might technology–widely imagined–play a role in anthropologies yet to come? What new forms of knowledge production can be birthed through performative play? How can epistemologies and experiences beyond whiteness shape (academic) cultures yet-to-be? Can anti-racist research and making materialize spaces, technologies, and experiences that are enlivened by principles of afrofuturism, indigeneity, intuition, and collective well-being?
I will be giving a keynote at the Ethical XR Symposium at Florida Atlantic University on Friday, February 21st, 2020.
I am co-organizing a conference panel for EASST/4S 2020 with RPI PhD Candidate Hined Rafeh, titled Health Made Digital. The panel has been accepted in the Medicine and Healthcare track of the conference as an open panel. Abstracts accepted until February 29, 2020.
What do trans women gamers, Jewish journalists, academics of color, and feminist writers have in common? All of them could find themselves targets of coordinated harassment campaigns simply because they have a presence online.
This white paper, a collaboration with the Anti-Defamation League, examined the effects of online hate and harassment on private individuals based on an extensive literature review and 15 in-depth qualitative interviews.
Making babies is not a natural process.
Join QX on Thursday, July 18th for AI Justice, a conversation about what AI technologies mean for marginalized and minoritized people, and how we can take control of AI policy and technology.
Starting July 9th, I’m teaching Anthropology at Ethnographic Theory at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research class! We’ll explore some long-time concerns of anthropologists, like kinship, economy, and the boundaries of “the human”.
In the summer 2019 6-week session, I am teaching my first Science & Feminism class at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Read on for the reading list and class activities.
Our health has been made into intimate and minute data points, now fodder for big business. This panel explores how health data is collected and monetized, and what this means for us all.
Found Connection: Sex Work and the Internet features a panel discussion about how digital technologies have – or haven’t – changed sex work and the lives of sex workers.
Rather than alleviate risks in a cost-efficient manner, the rush to build new data-driven business models is producing different ones. If health data is capital, the collection of health data is a new form of profit sharing.
Science fiction reveals that the social facts many have taken for granted — things like gender, race, sex, class, hierarchy, and domination that are often attributed to “human nature” — are not inherently true and could be otherwise in the future.
A review of Virginia Eubanks’ book Automating Inequality that asks: What if we thought differently about how to integrate human and machine agencies?
From Norbert Wiener’s hearing glove, to Clynes and Kline’s metabolically extended mouse, to cyborgs in science fiction, cyborgs figure centrally in speculating about how humans will transcend their bodies and the planet Earth for new frontiers of place, function, and sensation. This post is adapted from a talk given at the Transpecies Society in Barcelona, Spain in January 2019.
In the spring 2019 semester, I am teaching my fourth introduction to STS class at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Read on for the reading list and assignment descriptions.
On December 5, 2018, I gave a webinar on Cyborg Anthropology via EPIC, the leading professional organization for practicing anthropologists. Video of the webinar is archived and available to EPIC members.
The temptation of transcendence through technology pervades digital life. But there are risks that come with seeking to exceed the embodied self through data. Clouds of data become the means by which we can be controlled.