Three CSTMS Affiliates Named as 2018 Fellows at CTSP

February 22nd, 2018  |  Published in Latest news

Three CSTMS affiliates are named as 2018 fellows at the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy:

1. DE student Anne Jonas for her project “Building tech capacity: Investigating tech philanthropy training and education programs for the ‘skilling up’ of youth.” Anne is a third year PhD student at the UC Berkeley School of Information, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Her current research projects focus on the interaction of school digitization with long-standing patterns of educational inequality in the U.S. and on the discriminatory implications of regional blocking by corporate web services.

2. DE student Santiago Molina for his project “‘Democratizing’ Technology: Expertise and Innovation in Genetic Engineering.” Santiago is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology. His research generally focuses on the development of standards of practice and classification in scientific organizations. His dissertation explores how emerging gene-editing technologies become stable institutions through ethnographic research in two labs in the SF Bay Area.

3. Interim associate director of research Morgan Ames for her project “Unpacking the Black Box of Machine Learning Processes.” Morgan is a lecturer and postdoctoral scholar at U.C. Berkeley. Morgan’s research explores the role of utopianism, especially the imaginary of the “technical child,” in the technology world. Morgan’s new project explores discourses around childhood, technical skill, and diversity in the Minecraft community and Silicon Valley more broadly.