July 31 Friday

Virtual Cyber Policy Talk: Applying Anti-Racist Framing to Tech Policy

  • Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12:00PM - 1:00PM
  • Zoom
  • Open To The Public
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Courtney D. Cogburn is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University and is faculty of the Population Research Center and Data Science Institute. She also co-directors the Justice Equity + Tech Laboratory at Columbia. Her research focuses on the characterization and measurement of racism, the role of racism in producing racial inequities in health and applying a transdisciplinary approach to the development and application of emerging technologies to map and address complex social ecologies that intersect with race and racism. In this talk, Dr. Cogburn will address the premise that avoiding racial harm and achieving racial equity through emerging technologies depend on a deliberate and conscious anti-racist approach. She will address the importance of justice in addition to ethical orientations, the role of transdisicplinary approaches in emerging technology and will present key roadblocks and pathways to engaging in anti-racist framing, analysis and development of tech policy.

Dr. Courtney D. Cogburn is an associate professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and faculty of the Columbia Population Research Center. She employs a transdisciplinary research strategy to improve the characterization and measurement of racism and in examining the role of racism in the production of racial inequities in health. Dr. Cogburn’s work also explores the potential of media and technology in eradicating racism and eliminating racial inequities in health. She is the lead creator of 1000 Cut Journey, an immersive virtual reality experience of racism that premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Dr. Cogburn completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University in the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar Program and at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Psychology, and MSW from the University of Michigan and her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia.

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