Margarita Boenig-Liptsin

Lecturer, History Department
Human Contexts and Ethics Coordinator, Division of Data Sciences

CSTMS Research Unit: CSTMS

Margarita (Margo) Boenig-Liptsin is a Lecturer in the History Department and Human Contexts and Ethics Coordinator in the Division of Data Sciences. She co-designs and co-teaches Hist C182C/STS C100 "Human Contexts and Ethics of Data" with Prof. Cathryn Carson. In addition to teaching, she is helping to develop the Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) component of the data science educational program. This work includes translating social science theory and methods for a general education audience, building connections between engineering and social sciences, bringing together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Berkeley into a community of scholars focused on HCE issues, and connecting the work of HCE to Bay Area's communities and needs. She is trained in the field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) and holds a PhD in History of Science (Harvard University) and in Philosophy (Université Paris-Sorbonne). Her research examines transformations to human identity and citizenship in relation to information technologies from a cross-cultural perspective.

last updated: January 22nd, 2019