Bringing Ethics and Justice into CS Courses: The Social and Political Factors at Play in Entry-Level CS Concepts
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Johanna is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she is developing curricular updates for Computer Science education to integrate ethics and justice learning goals with the technical content. She also work on the Technology Assessment Project at the Ford School of Public Policy, where she is using an analogic case study methodology to understand the implications of emerging technologies by drawing parallels to implications of technology of the past.
She completed her PhD at UNCC in Computing and Information Systems with a research area of HCI. Her dissertation research considered the growing impact of the Maker phenomenon on society and asks what values or practices we should be embedding into Makerspaces to ensure a humane future. This involves using AI to look at trends in the corpus of stuff created by makers and using techniques from HCI to design local interventions that prompt new practices and mindsets. Much of her research work has been driven by the needs, goals, and alongside the people of the local maker community, followed up with a reflective and critical research lens.