Petra Molnar: AI Ethnography Masterclass

Wed Jun 26 2024 at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Edinburgh Futures Institute | Edinburgh

Centre for Technomoral Futures
Publisher/HostCentre for Technomoral Futures
Petra Molnar: AI Ethnography Masterclass
Join us in person or online for a masterclass with Petra Molnar on how to do ethnographies of high risk AI
About this Event

This Masterclass is a collaboration between the , the Edinburgh Futures Institute's , and the at the University of Edinburgh.

Led by Petra Molnar and chaired by Morgan Currie, this Masterclass will set out Petra's approach to doing ethnography in this important domain of AI studies, and invite questions and discussion from attendees.

Attendance can be either in person or online. It is open to researchers at any stage of their career, but especially PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from any institution.

The event will take place from 11 am to 12.30 pm BST on Thursday 26 June, at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

<h4>Speaker Biographies:</h4>
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Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist specializing in migration and human rights. She has been working in migrant justice since 2008, first as a settlement worker and community organizer, and now as a researcher and lawyer. She writes about digital border technologies, immigration detention, health and human rights, gender-based violence, as well as the politics of refugee, immigration, and international law. Petra co-runs the Refugee Law Lab at York University and is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Petra’s recently-released first book, , weaves together anthropological, legal and political scholarship to understand how technology is being deployed by governments on the world’s most vulnerable with little regulation.

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Morgan Currie (chair) is Senior Lecturer in Data and Society in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the datafication and automation of government services and civil society oversight of these systems, and she co-leads the Critical Data Studies Cluster at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

During her visit, Petra will also be giving a talk on her new book. You can find out more about her talk here: The Walls Have Eyes with Petra Molnar Tickets, Wed, Jun 26, 2024 at 4:00 PM | Eventbrite

Please note limited seats are available for in-person attendees, so please book tickets in advance. For those joining online please register for online attendance and joining instructions will be sent to you ahead of the event.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Edinburgh Futures Institute, 1 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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