Resumé

Projects

From October 2022 

THE DESIRABLE DIGITALISATION PROJECT

From October 2022 I will be working on ‘Desirable Digitalisation: An Intersectional Approach’, a €2 million grant funded by the German foundation Stiftung Mercator.

2020-Present 

THE GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY PROJECT

The project’s collaboration with an industry partner provides the AI sector with practical tools for creating more equitable AI informed by intersectional feminist knowledge. It aims to bridge the gap that exists between theoretical research on AI’s gendered impact and technological innovation in the AI sector.

2017 - 2018

GENDER AND CULTURES OF EQUALITY IN EUROPE

International dual degree PhD (awarded without corrections) completed during thirty-nine months as an Early Stage Researcher for the EU Horizon 2020 ETN-ITN-Marie Curie Project “GRACE” (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe).

Education

2015 - 2017

PhD, University of Bologna and the University of Granada

International dual degree PhD (awarded without corrections)  

2012 - 2015

MA (Hons) 1st Class Degree from the University of Edinburgh 

French with English Literature, Distinction in Spoken French

Publications 

​•    Co-editor: The Good Robot: 35 Leading Thinkers in Feminism and Technology. In this lively, accessible, and wide-ranging volume, twenty leading scholars and technologists tell us, what is good technology? Is ‘good’ technology even possible? And what is feminism contributing? Based on interviews with University of Cambridge researchers Dr Eleanor Drage and Dr Kerry Mackereth, The Good Robot: Interviews with Leading Thinkers on Feminism and Technology is a collection of extended interviews from the podcast consituting original work from 35 leading feminist thinkers and technologists.


•    Co-editor: Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data and Intelligent Machines, a crucial collection for anyone, across academic disciplines and beyond the academy, concerned with the ways in which AI can exacerbate existing social and epistemic injustices (forthcoming, Oxford University Press).


•    With Federica Frabetti: “AI that Matters: A Feminist Approach to the Study of Intelligent Machines”, Feminist AI: Critical Perspectives on Algorithms, Data and Intelligent Machines (forthcoming).


•    With Federica Frabetti: “Copies Without an Original: the Performativity of Biometrics at Border Control”, Theory, Culture and Society [pending peer review].


•    With Federica Frabetti: “The Performativity of AI Protest Recognition: Predictive Policing and Why Looking for ‘Bias’ is Not a Solution”, Science, Technology, & Human Values [pending peer review].


•    “Who Makes AI? Gender and Portrayals of AI Scientists in Popular Film 1920-2020”, Public Understanding of Science, with Stephen Cave, Kanta Dihal and Kerry Mackereth [pending peer review]. 

•    “Decoding Digital Prejudice”, Institute for Arts and Ideas TV, 3 September 2021, https://iai.tv/articles/decoding-digital-prejudice-auid-1878?fbclid=IwAR3h0CcFMhGUXQFA7E3d1nV35Ay7zlC-27et831wnVihSBUXG5X5XfcUgZs


•    With Kerry Mackereth: “Investigating Claims that AI De-Biases Recruitment: Colourblindness and the Myth of Meritocracy”, [pending peer review]. 


•    Performative Assemblages: Race, Gender, and Technology in Science Fiction”, Performing Cultures of Gender Equality, Routledge GRACE Series Volume 2, edited by Emilia M. Durán-Almarza and Isabel Carrera- Suárez, Routledge. (Nov/2020).


•    “‘Bugs’, ‘Broken Binaries’, and Malware: Investigating Gender and the Human in Science Fiction’s Depictions of Technological Malfunction”, Investigating Cultures of Gender Equality, Routledge GRACE Series, Volume 3. (Feb/2021).  


•     “Making Ends Meet in a Superintelligent Slum: Artificial Intelligence and Economic Precarity in Nicoletta Vallorani’s Il Cuore Finto di DR”, Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research (FAFNIR). (Jun/2020).


•    “A Geocritical Exploration of ‘Racial’ and Gendered Spaces in Contemporary Science Fiction”. Women’s Voices and Genealogies in Literary Studies in English. Cambridge Scholars, 2019, pp. 180-192.


•    “Science, Myth, and Spirits: Re-inventions of Science Fiction by Women of Colour Writers, Between Africa, Europe and the Caribbean”. Studies on Home and Community Science, vol. 11, no. 2, 2018, pp. 77-85.


•    “A Virtual Ever-After: Utopia, Race, and Gender in Black Mirror's ‘San Junipero’”. Black Mirror and Critical Media Theory, edited by Angela M. Cirucci and Barry Vacker, Lexington Books, 2018, pp. 27-39.


•    “The Challenge of Invisible Cities: a Calvinian Adventure through Literature and Contemporary Art”, by Bertrand Westphal. (Post)Colonial Passages: Incursions and Excursions across the Literatures and Cultures in English, edited by Silvia Albertazzi et al., Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 6-21.


•    “In the Hard Times, (and the Good): Solidarities Beyond Race and Gender in Critical Utopian and Dystopian Women’s Science Fiction.” deGenere: Small Islands? Transnational Solidarity in Contemporary Literature and Arts, no. 3, 2017, pp. 34-47.


•    “Feminism and Technology”, Digital Democracies Institute | School of Communication
Simon Fraser University, Nov/2021 


•    “Disrupting Eurocentric Genealogies of Human Autonomy in AI”, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference (4S), Oct/2021


•    “Coming Out or Fleshed Out? The Biodeterminism of Facial Recognition Technologies”, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference (4S), Oct/2021


•    “Towards a Performative Conceptualization of Artificial Intelligence”, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference (4S), Oct/2021


•    “Queering Classifications: How can gender studies’ sustained and radical critique of categorisations and classifications help mitigate unfair bias that arises from AI classification processes?”, Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference (4S), Oct/2021


•    “Does AI 'remove' discrimination in recruitment? a new approach from gender and anti-racist studies”, The International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Sept/2021


•    “Feminist AI 101”, The Radical AI Podcast, June/2021  


•    “Queering Classifications in Recruitment AI”, Queer AI: On The ‘Coming Out’ of Smart Machines, Digital-Symposium, Technische Universität Dresden, June/2021   


•    “Artificial Intelligence and Unfair Bias: Addressing Gendered and Racialised Inequalities in AI”, Cambridge Festival for Ideas, March/2021


•    “Gender, Languages and Technology”, University of Sussex, Feb/2021


•    “Making Ends Meet in a Superintelligent Slum: Artificial Intelligence and Economic Precarity in Nicoletta Vallorani’s Il Cuore Finto di DR”, Productive Futures: The Political Economy of Science Fiction, Bloomsbury, Sep/2019.


•    “Quotidian: Presentation of Our Feminist App”, Horizon 2020 GRACE Conference: Gender and Cultures of (In)Equality in Europe, Casco Art Institute, Mar/2019.


•    “Science Fiction as the Engine for Cultures of Equality”, Horizon 2020 GRACE Conference: Gender and Cultures of (In)Equality in Europe, University of Utrecht, Mar/2019.


•    “Science Fictional ‘Planetarity’ as a Critique of the Global”, Global F(r)ictions, University of Bologna, Dec/2018.


•    “Destablising Gender and Race in Contemporary Science Fiction: Frankenstein’s Legacy”, Bicentennial of Frankenstein Conference, University of Bologna, Nov/2018.


•    “Equality’ and New Forms of Humanism in European Women’s Science Fiction”, Budapest Spring School GRACE Conference, University of Budapest, Mar/2018.


•    “Research Update”, Mid-term Review for the GRACE Project with the European Commission, Atria Institute on Gender and Women’s History, Amsterdam, Sep/2017.


•    “In the Hard Times, (and the Good): Solidarities Beyond Race and Gender in Critical Utopian and Dystopian Women’s Science Fiction”, 18th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society - Europe, Utopia and Solidarity, Gdansk, Poland, Jul/2017.


•    “Research Update”, Granada Summer School GRACE Conference, University of Granada, Jun/2017.


•    “A Geocritical Exploration of ‘Racial’ and Gendered Spaces in Contemporary Science Fiction”, Women’s Voices and Genealogies in Literary Studies in English Conference, University of Bologna, Jan/ 2017.


•    “Utopia and Science Fiction”, A Utopian Matinée: Projects and Reflections Between Lisboa and Bologna Conference, University of Bologna, Italy, Jan/2017.


•    “Misunderstood: The Trials and Triumphs of Radclyffe Hall”, Gender Bender Festival, University of Bologna, Nov/2016.


•    “A Queer and Utopian Hermeneutic”, EDGES PhD Matinée, University of Bologna, Jun/2016.


•    “Research Update”, Hull Spring School GRACE Opening Conference, University of Hull, Mar/2016.

 

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