11/22/2020

<A+> Algorithms 101: Feminist Data

Where does traditional data collection go wrong? From a feminist point of view, what would inclusive data collection look like Before, During, After data is gathered? What would a methodology be to create this? How can governments (and other actors) ensure / facilitate ?

As part of the Alliance initiative, we held an Algorithms 101 webinar on Feminist Data, 29 October 2020

Speakers

Commissioner for the President of the Valencian Region in Spain on AI and Data Science against COVID-19, Co-Founder and Vice-President of ELLIS, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems

She holds a Ph.D. from the Media Lab at MIT. She is the first female computer scientist in Spain to be named an ACM Distinguished Scientist and an ACM Fellow. She is also a Fellow of the European Association of Artificial Intelligence and a IEEE Fellow. She is a member of the Academia Europaea and the fourth and youngest female member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2018 she was named Engineer of the Year by the Professional Association of Telecommunication Engineers of Spain and she received an honorary doctorate from the University Miguel Hernandez

co-author, Data Feminism

Lauren Klein is an associate professor in the departments of English and Quantitative Theory & Methods at Emory University, where she also directs the Digital Humanities Lab. Before moving to Emory, she taught in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Klein works at the intersection of digital humanities, data science, and early American literature, with a research focus on issues of gender and race. She has designed platforms for exploring the contents of historical newspapers, modeled the invisible labor of women abolitionists, and recreated forgotten visualization schemes with fabric and addressable LEDs. In 2017, she was named one of the “rising stars in digital humanities” by Inside Higher Ed. She is the author of An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States (University of Minnesota Press, 2020) and, with Catherine D’Ignazio, Data Feminism (MIT Press, 2020). With Matthew K. Gold, she edits Debates in the Digital Humanities, a hybrid print-digital publication stream that explores debates in the field as they emerge. Her current project, Data by Design: An Interactive History of Data Visualization, 1786-1900, was recently funded by an NEH-Mellon Fellowship for Digital Publication.

Executive Director, Data2x

Emily Courey Pryor is Executive Director of Data2X, a dynamic platform hosted at the UN Foundation which promotes and enables the production and use of gender data to improve the lives of women and girls. Previously, Emily helped launch UN Foundation signature initiatives on women’s economic empowerment, and the Girl Up campaign. During her time at the UN Foundation and at the American Red Cross, she has also worked on global health and infectious disease, disaster response, and peace and security issues. Emily has also worked in corporate philanthropy, managing the corporate foundation and giving programs for Gilead Sciences. She received her MPH from the University of Michigan and BA from the University of Florida.

Networked Economies, International Development Research Centre, Canada

Katie is a Program Officer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), where she focuses on AI, data and technology. She is a Program Officer focusing on issues relating to Technology and Innovation at Canada's International Development Research Centre. She is a seasoned advocacy and policy program manager with 10+ years of research management, international development, and communications experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Recognized for demonstrating a natural aptitude for empowering change. Professional focal points include AI, big data, work futures, international development, inclusion and diversity advocacy, immigration policy, multidisciplinary knowledge gathering and advocacy, report and publication development, process efficiencies, event coordination, research, strategic communications, fundraising, social media management, and project management. Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise requires utilization of effective communication skills, as well as creativity, and team leadership to support optimal effects.