Research Areas:

  • Animal Computer Interaction
  • Human Computer Interaction and Design
  • Sustainability and Technology

A common thread throughout her work is the exploration of the contributions of feminism, design, and social science to support technology’s role in social change. Recent research foci have included care ethics and feminist utopian perspectives on IT, research through design, women’s health, cultural and creative industries in Asia, data and computational agriculture, and posthumanist approaches to sustainable design.

My primary research foci have included interdisciplinary studies on feminist social science epistemology and methods; IT’s relationship to emancipation and participation; care ethics and utopian futuring; environmental justice; sustainable agriculture; women’s health; research through design and critical design; sexuality, identity, and experience; everyday aesthetics, including craft and DIY, in contemporary interaction; and bottom-up IT innovation.

Research Interests

  • feminist utopianism and design futuring; women’s health; technosexuality; care ethics; feminist epistemology
PhD, Indiana University Bloomington, Comparative Literature, 2004
MA, Indiana University Bloomington, Comparative Literature, 1994
BA, Tunghai University, Foreign Languages and Literatures, 1991
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