Capturing identity salience and impact in demographic data for DEI in STEM

This project will use ethnographic data to produce recommendations for demographic collection practices, allowing individuals to better self-identify and highlight components of their identity and experiences that are important to them. More accurate demographic characterization is expected to enable improved research on individuals’ experiences in STEM and in general.

Maria Goldshtein is a postdoctoral fellow at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University working on inclusive language analytics. Her background is in psycholinguistics, researching variance and individual differences in human language processing.

Dr. Rod D. Roscoe is an Associate Professor of Human Systems Engineering (HSE) in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. His research brings together principles of learning, computer science, human-centered design, and equity to inform the effective implementation of educational technologies (e.g., automated writing evaluation and educational games). He recently co-edited a volume on inclusion and equity in HSE and has written about representation, belonging, and journeys in STEM fields.

Exploring Intersectional Tech Identity in FAccT

This project will explore the ways that people's intersectional identities contribute to scholarship, problematizing, and solution development in the FAccT community. The project aims to advance the conceptual framework of intersectional tech identity built from scholarship in identity and cultural epistemologies and to center the lived experience and perspectives of the people most subject to algorithmic harm.

Lauren Thomas Quigley, PhD is a Research Scientist focused on the development of responsible and inclusive technology. Specifically, she researches practical approaches for fairness and inclusion in AI, data representation, and projecting technology’s impact on society and the environment, through a lens of social justice. Her secondary area of research is the use of critical theories in engineering education research.

Collective FAccTs: assessing the effectiveness of hybrid conferences through Participatory Action Research

What is an effective hybrid conference, digital and in-person? This study contributes to the steep rise of hybrid models by analysing the case of FaccT 2022. To this end, it engages with FaccT’s diverse stakeholders in a Participatory Action Research methodology, to collectively inform its design and assess its achievements.

Soledad Magnone (she/her) is a sociologist specialising in the intersections between digital technologies, education and human rights, with a special focus on children, youth and minority groups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Founder of the JAAKLAC initiative. PhD student at Tampere University researching Critical Digital Education on data governance based on Participatory Action Research with students and teachers. Professor at FLACSO, researcher at Plan Ceibal, European Schoolnet and Global Kids Online. MozFest Wrangler and Mozilla Creative Media Awardee.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at AI ethics, society, and policy conferences

This project seeks to understand the way BIPOC people/members of minoritized ethnic, racial, and caste communities are engaging with AI ethics, society, and policy conferences and the challenges that arise when representing their identity and scholarship. This project will also be in conversation with conference organizers to understand the organizational challenges of DEI efforts and invite them to reflect on the challenges reported by attendees. The outputs from this initiative will inform best practices for diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at conferences in this discipline.

Emnet Tafesse is a Research Analyst at Data & Society on the AI on the Ground Initiative. She has a passion for utilizing advocacy, research, and policy to create positive social change and a more equitable world. She received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and her BA in Political Science and Sociology from Howard University.