COMPUTING AND AI: HUMANISTIC PERSPECTIVES FROM MIT: Women’s and Gender Studies Ruth Perry, with Sally Haslanger and Elizabeth Wood

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Published 23 September 2019

Ruth Perry, the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of the Humanities, is an authority on 18th-century English literature and culture, women’s writing, and feminist theory. The author of numerous books and articles, she is currently writing a biography of 18th-century ballad tradition-bearer Anna Gordon, also known as Mrs. Brown of Falkland. She founded MIT Women’s Studies in 1984 and co-founded the Graduate Consortium in Women’s Studies in 1991. She was elected president of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in 2000.

Sally Haslanger is the Ford Professor of Philosophy, in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. She has written extensively on topics in metaphysics, epistemology, and feminist theory, with a recent emphasis on accounts of the social construction of race and gender. She co-edited Adoption Matters: Philosophical and Feminist Essays (Cornell University Press, 2005) with Charlotte Witt; Theorizing Feminisms (Oxford University Press, 2005) with Elizabeth Hackett; and Persistence (MIT Press, 2006) with Roxanne Marie Kurtz.

Professor Elizabeth Wood of the History Section has written three books, Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine (co-authored; Woodrow Wilson Center and Columbia University Press, 2016); Performing Justice: Agitation Trials in Early Soviet Russia (Cornell University Press, 2005); and The Baba and the Comrade: Gender and Politics in Revolutionary Russia (Indiana University Press, 1997), as well as numerous scholarly articles on gender and performance.

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