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University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies


Ms Kerry Mackereth 2019


Dr Kerry McInerney (née Mackereth) is a Research Associate at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she researches AI from the perspective of gender studies, critical race theory, and Asian diaspora studies. She is also a Research Fellow at the AI Now Institute and in February 2023 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. Previously, she was a Christina Gaw postdoctoral researcher in Gender and Technology at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Her scholarship has appeared in journals such as Feminist Review, Public Understanding of Science, and Philosophy and Technology. Her work on AI-powered hiring tools has also been covered by media outlets like the BBCForbesthe Register, and the Daily Mail. She is the co-editor of the upcoming collection Feminist AI (Oxford University Press), the co-editor of the upcoming volume The Good Robot: Feminist Voices on the Future of Technology (Bloomsbury) and the co-host of The Good Robot podcast on feminism and technology, which has received over 20,000 downloads to date. She has appeared on shows like The Guilty Feminist and the Radical AI Podcast, 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.   

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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