Social Studies of Computing

Multidisciplinary Research Group at McGill University

People

Executive Members
Portrait Elizabeth Patitsas (pah-TEET-sas; IPA: /pa’titsas/, /pəˈtitsəs/ or /pʌˈtitsəs/)
Principal Investigator
she/her - Website - Blog - Twitter - Keybase

Assistant professor, School of Computer Science and Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Interests: sociology of CS education, practices of CS educators, policy analysis of CS educational initatives, gender studies, disability studies, social theory
Portrait Hana Darling-Wolf
Website co-ordinator
she/them - Keybase

Undergraduate student, School of Computer Science and Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
Interests: CS education, science/computer science identities, social impacts of computing, STS
Portrait Anna Ma
Communications co-ordinator
she/her - Keybase

Master's student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Interests: ethics-washing, organizational sociology, sociology of CS education, critical race theory, disability studies, gender studies
Portrait Eric Mayhew
Logistics co-ordinator
he/him - Keybase

Master's student, School of Computer Science
Interests: CS Education, student-centred learning in CS, sociology of education
Portrait Emma McKay
Outreach co-ordinator
they/them - Twitter - Medium - Keybase

PhD student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Interests: ethics education in physics, STS, anti-colonialism, anti-militarism, critical & land pedagogy
Members
Portrait Giulia Alberini
she/her

Faculty lecturer, School of Computer Science
Interests: CS education, teaching & learning of introductory programming, diversity in CS, cryptography
Portrait Akshay Gopalakrishnan
he/him - Github

PhD student, School of Computer Science
Interests: compilers, program transformations, concurrency, teaching in computer science
Portrait Michelle Lin
she/her - Twitter

Undergraduate student, School of Computer Science
Interests: digital literacy, diversity and inclusion, technology and accessibility
Portrait Eliza Pertigkiozoglou
she/her

PhD Student, School of Architecture, McGill University
Interests: history of design computing, technologies as communications media, computer-mediated work, science and technology studies, digital humanities
Portrait Peter McMahan (mik-MAN; /məkˈmæn/)
he/him - Website

Assistant professor, Department of Sociology
Interests: online discourse, online culture, social studies of science and knowledge, computational social science
Portrait Brigitte Pientka
she/her - Website

Associate professor, School of Computer Science
Interests: foundations of programming languages, logic in computer science, gender studies, diversity in CS
Portrait Dirk Schlimm
he/him - Website

Associate professor, Department of Philosophy and Associate member of the School of Computer Science
Interests: history and philosophy of mathematics and science, cognitive science
Alumni
Portrait Loreina Chew
she/her - GitHub

Undergraduate student, School of Computer Science --- Now at Twilio
Interests: CS education, cognitive science, human-centered design, web development
Portrait Pierre Theo Klein
he/him - Website - GitHub

Undergraduate student, Cognitive Science Program --- now at Google
Interests: CS Education, Peer-to-Peer Tutoring, Web Development, Cognitive Science
Portrait Horațiu Halmaghi (IPA: /ho’ratsiu/ /halmagi/)
he/him

Master's student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education
Interests: sociology of education, anti-colonialism, critical race studies, social impacts of computing, critical pedagogy
Portrait Inès Moreno
she/her

Undergraduate student, School of Computer Science
Interests: ethics, inclusion and diversity, sustainability, social impacts of technology
Portrait Lis Sulmont
she/her - Website

Master's student, School of Computer Science --- now at DataCamp
Interests: human-computer interaction, algorithmic bias, digital literacy
Portrait Yuan Stevens (Yoo-ann)
she/her, they/them - Website - Twitter

Student, School of Computer Science --- now at Data & Society Research Institute
Interests: computer security, the human factors of security researchers, gender studies, queer theory, critical race theory
Portrait Jess Tran
they/them

Undergraduate student, School of Computer Science
Interests: queer theory, critical race studies, and inclusion & diversity
Nonhuman contributors
Portrait Marjane 'Marjie' Patitsas (IPA: /marʒan/)
she/her

Assistant purrfessor, Institute for Feline-Centred Computing
Interests: cat-computer interaction, adversarial software testing, black cat hacking, indifference as political practice
Portrait Geordie Patitsas
he/him

Assistant purrfessor, Department of Feline Studies
Interests: multispecies ethnomeowthodology, symbolic intercationism, Bordmew's theory of felid & chatbitus, inquiry-based purrdagogy
Portrait Tucker Ma
he/him

Good Boy Fellow, Barkman Centre for Internet Dogs & Society
Interests: bark to text technology, dogital ethnography, treat-based economics, treat redistribution, dog-friendly housing policy, human hacking