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Mónica and Ella on Data Activism Against Everyday Racism

October 18, 2022 University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies
Mónica and Ella on Data Activism Against Everyday Racism
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The Good Robot
Mónica and Ella on Data Activism Against Everyday Racism
Oct 18, 2022
University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies

In this episode we speak to two brilliant professors here at Cambridge, Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Ella McPherson about a data project they launched at the University of Cambridge to track everyday racism in the university. We discuss using technology for social good without being obsessed with the technology itself and the importance of tracking how racism dehumanises people, confuses us about each other, and causes physical suffering, which students of colour have to deal with on top of the ordinary stress of their uni degree. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast. 

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In this episode we speak to two brilliant professors here at Cambridge, Mónica Moreno Figueroa and Ella McPherson about a data project they launched at the University of Cambridge to track everyday racism in the university. We discuss using technology for social good without being obsessed with the technology itself and the importance of tracking how racism dehumanises people, confuses us about each other, and causes physical suffering, which students of colour have to deal with on top of the ordinary stress of their uni degree. 

This episode includes an ad for the What Next|TBD podcast.