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Kerry Mackereth

Ms Kerry Mackereth 2019

Kerry Mackereth (she/her) is a Christina Gaw Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Gender Studies and a member of the Technology, Gender and Intersectionality Research Project team. She is also a Research Associate at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Kerry's work explores how histories of gendered and racialised violence shape new technologies. Her broad research interests include gender and critical race theory, posthumanism(s), technology, critical prison studies, and theories of political violence. Kerry's PhD thesis examined how women’s violent protests, specifically, their hunger strikes in the contexts of women’s prisons and immigration detention centres, complicate theories of political violence. Some of her previous work has also examined how representations of artificial intelligence in science-fiction film and television are shaped by racialised concepts of gender. These areas of inquiry combine in Kerry's current research on gender, race, and technology, with a particular focus on technologies of policing and surveillance and histories of scientific racism.

She completed her undergraduate degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences at Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, and undertook her MPhil and doctorate degree in Multi-Disciplinary Gender Studies at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Kerry is also a Research Associate at St. John’s College.


Mackereth, K. (2019). “mechanical maids and family androids: racialised post-care imaginaries in Humans (2015-), Sleep Dealer (2008) and Her (2013)” Feminist Review. 123: 24 –39.

Popa, B. and Mackereth, K. (2019) “Vampiric Necropolitics: A Map of Black Studies Critique from Karl Marx’ Vampire to Get Out’s Politics of the Undead” National Political Science Review 20.3

The Centre for Gender Studies, in collaboration with the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI), is running a two-year research project on Technology, Gender and Intersectionality. The project, headed by Professor Jude Browne and Dr Stephen Cave and carried out by postdoctoral researchers Dr Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth, brings a feminist, intersectional and anti-racist perspective to AI and other emerging technologies: