Tamara Kneese

Visiting Scholar

Senior Researcher and Project Director, Data & Society Research Institute, Algorithmic Impact Methods Lab
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: June 2023 - May 2024
Degrees PhD, Media, Culture and Communication :: NYU (2016)
MA, Social Sciences/Anthropology (MAPSS) :: University of Chicago (2008)
BA :: Kenyon College (2006)

Research Areas

Platform labor, feminist STS, death care, climate activism in tech, responsible AI, secondhand economies

Dr. Tamara Kneese is Senior Researcher and Project Director of Data & Society’s AIMLab. Before joining D&S, she was Lead Researcher at Green Software Foundation, Director of Developer Engagement on the Green Software team at Intel, and Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Director of Gender and Sexualities Studies at the University of San Francisco. Tamara holds a Ph.D. in Media, Culture and Communication from NYU and is author of Death Glitch: How Techno-Solutionism Fails Us in This Life and Beyond (Yale University Press, 2023)

last updated: September 18th, 2023