Mx Smith Goes to Washington

Oliver Keyes bio photo By Oliver Keyes

As previously mentioned I got accepted to a doctoral program at the University of Washington, starting in the fall. Having spent a lot of time agonising over what to do about that, I’ve accepted, and will start at the Department of Human-Centred Design and Engineering in September 2017.

I’m still not entirely sure what my focus will be (ask me in two years) but early ideas include looking at either Data Science through an STSS lens, with a focus on how data scientists approach and understand the ethical implications of their work, or looking at Native American and First Nations representation and experiences in online platforms such as Wikipedia and Twitter. I contain multitudes, or something.

Many thanks to all the people who made this possible - particularly Amanda Menking, David Ribes and those kind enough to write references!