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Fabio Mattioli awarded the 2021 Ed A Hewett Book Prize!

Fabio Mattioli | October 2021

Fabio's "Dark Finance: Illiquidity and Authoritarianism at the Margins of Europe" won the 2021 Ed A Hewett Book Prize for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe!


PERN's inaugural Salon event with Jenna Burrell and Marion Fourcade is archived

PERN Salon | September 2021

This conversation with Jenna Burrell and Marion Fourcade on their recent essay, “The Society of Algorithms,” was live-streamed to the public on Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 6 PM EST. You can view the recording here.


Leila Lin awarded National Science Foundation grant

Leila Lin | August 2021

Leila Lin has been awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for her research project entitled "Experiments in Pharmaceutical Pricing Reform in Sanming, China." This award is part of a collaborative grant on platform economies.


Koray Çaliskan receives the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs 2021 Prize

Koray Çaliskan | July 2021

Koray Çaliskan has been awarded the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities Category. His work on "Data Money" shows how cryptocurrencies monetize the right to send data privately on the public accounting ledgers of blockchains.


Silvia Lindtner awarded 2021-23 Public Intellectuals Program Fellowship

Silvia Lindtner | July 2021

Silvia Lindtner has been awarded a 2021-23 Public Intellectuals Program Fellowship by the National Committee on US-China Relations. Silvia will conduct primary research on transnational shifts in technology industries, labor, and data-driven innovation in global supply chains and manufacturing.


Seyram Avle launches the new Tech Labor Forum

Seyram Avle | July 2021

Seyram Avle and Sarah Fox have launched the new Tech Labor Forum in the Association for Computing Machinery with the primary aim of curating conversations about the conditions and futures of the human labor underpinning technology production and maintenance.


Paul Dourish named Steckler Endowed Chair

Paul Dourish | July 2021

Paul Dourish has been named the Steckler Endowed Chair under the Steckler Center for Responsible, Ethical and Accessible Technology (CREATE) in UCI’s Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences (ICS). Paul will continue to advance his research into the practical contexts in which AI and data systems are deployed.


Koray Çaliskan and collaborators win ESCR grant

Koray Çaliskan | July 2021

Koray Çaliskan and his collaborators Donald MacKenzie and Charlotte Rommerskircher won a research grant from the Economic and Social Research branch of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation Council (720,000.00 USD). He will work with a team of researchers and post-doctorate colleagues to carry out socio-economic research on Online Advertising and its Data, Materiality, Systematically and Power.


Jenna Burrell joins Data & Society as Director of Research

Jenna Burrell | June 2021

Jenna Burrell joins Data & Society as Director of Research on a one-year rotation through August 2022. Burrell will be taking leave from the School of Information at UC Berkeley, where she is the co-director of the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group (AFOG).


Janet Roitman awarded National Science Foundation grant

Janet Roitman | December 2020

Janet Roitman was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant for the project "High Finance in Africa" (in collaboration with Hannah Appel), which inquires into fintech platforms as potential sources of standardized actionable data that generate new asset classes and capital markets, or the future contours of “high finance” in the Global South.


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