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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Ms Kerry Mackereth 2019

Dr Kerry Mackereth (she/her) is a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she researches anti-Asian racism and AI and Asian diasporic approaches to AI ethics. Previously, she was a Christina Gaw postdoctoral researcher in Gender and Technology at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Her work uses feminist and critical race theory to examine how histories of race and gender shape contemporary technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence. Her scholarship on this topic has appeared in journals such as Feminist Review and Philosophy and Technology. Her work on AI-powered hiring tools has also been covered by media outlets like the BBC, BBC Today, Forbes, the Register, and the Daily Mail, among other outlets. She is the co-editor of the upcoming collection Feminist AI with Oxford University Press, the co-host of The Good Robot podcast on feminism and technology, and the co-founder of the Race Talks seminar series. Additionally, her scholarship on AI-powered hiring tools has been covered by the BBC, BBC Today, Forbes, and the Daily Mail, among other outlets. She has appeared on popular shows such as The Guilty Feminist, has been recognised as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2022, and has been shortlisted for the Champion of Women - Champion of Innovation (2022), Women of the Future - Technology and Digital (2022), and Women in Tech Excellence - Rising Star (2022) awards. In February 2023 she will be a Visiting Fellow at the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Race and Racialisation at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.  

Kerry 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.

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