Science, Technology, and Society Seminar: STS Circle at Harvard (In Person)


Monday, November 14, 2022, 12:15pm to 2:00pm


CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Thomas Chan-Soo Kang Room (S050)

"Collecting Alternative Narratives of Digital Futures: A Discussion of Equitable Approaches"


Tawanna Dillahunt,  Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI); Radcliffe Fellow, Harvard Radcliffe Institute; Visiting MLK Fellow, MIT.


Sam Evans

Cosponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Speaker Bio:

Tawanna Dillahunt is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Information (UMSI) and holds a courtesy appointment with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department. Working at the intersection of human-computer interaction; environmental, economic, and social sustainability; and equity, her research investigates and implements technologies to support the needs of marginalized people. She and her team have developed digital employment tools that address the needs of job seekers with limited digital literacy and education; assessed real-time ridesharing and online grocery delivery applications among lower-income and transportation-scarce groups, and proposed models for novice entrepreneurs to build their technical capacity. Dillahunt holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS in Computer Science from the Oregon Health and Science University, and a BS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University. She is currently a Radcliffe Fellow and a visiting MIT MLK Fellow.

Lunch is provided if you RSVP via our online form by close of business on Thursday, November 10: