Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
© Neda Atanasoki

Neda Atanasoski

Visiting Professor at CST: June-July 2024; July-August 2025

Areas of Expertise in Teaching and Research

Neda Atanasoski is Professor and Chair of the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Humanitarian Violence: The U.S. Deployment of Diversity (2013), co-author of Surrogate Humanity: Race, Robots, and the Politics of Technological Futures (2019), and co-editor of Postsocialist Politics and the Ends of Revolution (2022) and Technocreep and the Politics of Things Not Seen (forthcoming). She is currently the co-editor of the journal Critical Ethnic Studies, the flagship journal of the Critical Ethnic Studies Association. Atanasoski’s interdisciplinary research has focused on feminism and AI, feminist and critical race approaches to science and technology studies, AI and the future of work, militarism, and human rights and humanitarianism. She has been the recipient of numerous grants, including the Mellon Affirming Multivocal Humanities Grant, the University of California Multicampus Program Initiative Grant, the Luce Foundation Humanities Studio Grant, the University of California Humanities Research Institute Working Group Grant, and the Center for New Racial Studies Research Grant. Atanasoski has also held a number of fellowships, including the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies Visiting Research Fellowship in Sweden, UC Humanities Research Institute Residential Fellowship, the Hellman Foundation Fellowship, and the UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Previously, Atanasoski was Professor of Feminist Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and the founding co-Director of the Center for Racial Justice at The University of California at Santa Cruz.


Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Desirable Digitalisation

Rethinking AI for Just and Sustainable Futures.

We investigate how to design AI (artificial intelligence) and other digital technologies in a responsible way, placing the questions of social justice and environmental sustainability at the very heart of our work.

Our research program is a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Bonn and numerous international partners, and is funded by the Mercator Foundation in Germany.

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University of Bonn
Institute of Philosophy
Center for Science and Thought

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