Faculty Feature of the Month

May 7, 2021 - Ireland Ingram

We are thrilled to announce this month’s faculty feature is Dr. Stephanie Beth Jordan. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Information and a core faculty in the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University. Her work explores the social and ethical consequences of big data in the climate and ocean sciences with a focus on infrastructure development, labor and policy. Her work has been awarded honorable mention at both the ACM Conferences on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and has been published in the Journal of Communication, Interactions Magazine and the Routledge Handbook on Art, Science and Technology Studies, amongst others. In both artistic and academic outputs, her work contributes to and draws from a diversity of fields and subfields, particularly feminist technoscience and infrastructure studies, computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), labor studies, queer studies, critical race studies, science & technology studies (STS), and science policy. AT MSU, she contributes to multiple efforts for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on campus and organizes the Queerpocene Ecofeminist Reading Group.

She is currently working on two main projects that explore sensors and robotics for the climate and ocean sciences, particularly in extreme conditions and the polar regions, through collaboration with both academic and industry partners internationally. One project aims to develop human-centered ocean data products through a citizen science project working with squid on the West Coast and near Alaska. Another project is concerned with issues of maintenance, repair, calibration and quality control in extreme conditions, particularly the Arctic polar regions.



Jordan, S.B. Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Rogers, Halpern, Hannah, de Ridder-Vignone (Eds.) Handbook of Art, Science and Technology. Routledge Press (in press).

Steinhardt, S.B. 2019. Technoscience in the Era of #MeToo and the Science March. Journal of Communication, Special Issue: Gender and Science Communication, Bruce Lewenstein (ed.). Wiley.

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