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Kerry Mackereth

Ms Kerry Mackereth 2019Kerry Mackereth (she/her) is a Research Associate in Technology, Gender and Intersectionality at the Centre for Gender Studies. She is also a Research Associate at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Kerry's work broadly explores how artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies shape ideas about the human and what it means to be human. Her broad research interests include gender and critical race theory, posthumanism(s), technology, critical prison studies, science fiction, 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, especially her interest in technologies of policing and surveillance. 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.

Publications:

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