Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need

Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing
Speaker Name
Dr. Sasha Constanza-Chock
Date and Time
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Location
Virtual, registration is required
Abstract

This fifth lecture in the Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing welcomes Dr. Sasha Constanza-Chock, who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological survival.

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About the Identity & Computing Lecture Series: Understanding Racism and Bias in Computing:
Both computing departments and tech organizations have long struggled with creating equitable and inclusive environments for people of diverse identities. Both 2021 and 2021 highlighted the dangers of not understanding identity and its impact on computing environments as well as technology. The Identity & Computing Lecture Series features guest speakers with expertise in topics related to identity and computing.

Each event will be held live via Zoom and is open to all members of the Duke community (faculty, staff, and students).

This series is funded by the Duke Office for Faculty Advancement's Faculty Seed Grant (led by PI Dr. Nicki Washington and Co-PI Dr. Xiaowei Yang).

Short Biography

Sasha Costanza-Chock (they/she/elle/ella) is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological survival. They are a nonbinary trans* femme. Sasha is known for their work on networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is the Director of Research & Design at the Algorithmic Justice League (ajlunited.org), a Faculty Associate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network (designjustice.org). They are the author of two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and other research publications. Sasha’s latest book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, was published by the MIT Press in 2020.

Host
Nicki Washington, Duke Computer Science and Duke Faculty Advancement