Associate Faculty

Associate Faculty are derived from several departments, faculties and colleges at Western University. Associate Faculty may serve as 2nd readers on MA and/or PhD theses provided they possess SGPS supervisory privileges granted through their home department.

Responsibilities connected to Associate Faculty membership may include teaching graduate courses; participating as thesis examiner; chairing MA thesis examinations.

Dan Bousfield

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Contact information

Email: dbousfie@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Research Areas

  •  the intersections of social movements
  •  protest and political economy with an emphasis on psychoanalysis, gender, technology, pedagogy and resistance

Publications

2019: "Settler Colonialism in Vegetal Worlds: Exploring Progress and Resilience at the Margins of the Anthropocene." Settler Colonial Studies: 1-19.

2019: "Crypto‐Coin Hierarchies: Social Contestation in Blockchain Networks." Global Networks: 291-307.

2018: "Racialized Hearts and Minds: Emotional Labor and Affective Leadership in the Teaching/Learning of IR' with Heather L. Johnson, and Jean Michel Montsion.  International Studies Perspectives.

2018: "Faith, Fantasy and Crisis: Racialized Financial Discipline in Europe” in Kapoor, Ilan, ed. Psychoanalysis and the Global. U of Nebraska Press.

2017: “Towards a North American Energy Bloc: The Geopolitical implications of Market Preserving Federalism” in Ovadia, Jesse Salah, and Tim Di Muzio, eds. Energy, capitalism and world order: Toward a New Agenda in International Political Economy. Springer.

2017: "Revisiting Cyber-Diplomacy: Canada–China Relations Online." Globalizations 14.6: 1045-1059.

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Constanza Burucúa

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Email: cburucua@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Languages and Cultures 

Research Areas

  • Latin American Cinema
  • Film, History and Historiography
  • Women Filmmakers
  • Film Festivals

Publications

“Lita Stantic: ‘The Personal Is Political’ Is Professional ”, in D. Mourenza and M. Vohnsen (eds), Contemporary Argentine Women Filmmakers. Palgrave McMillan (Forthcoming, 2023). 

“La presencia del cine latinoamericano en TIFF (1976-2016): datos en contexto”, in A. Rosas Mantecón and L. González (eds), Cines latinoamericanos en circulación: en busca del público perdido. Universidad Autónoma de Metropolitana & Juan Pablos Editor, Mexico: 2020, 137-156.

“Introduction: Forms of the Precarious in the Cinemas of the Americas”, in C. Burucúa and C. Sitnisky (eds.), The Precarious in the Cinemas of the Americas. New York, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 1-15. 

“Showcasing the Precarious: Paraguayan Images in the Film Festival Circuit”, in C. Burucúa and C. Sitnisky (eds.), The Precarious in the Cinemas of the Americas. New York, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 247-265.

“Young women at the margins: discourses on exclusion in two films by Solveig Hoogesteijn”, in D. Shaw and D. Martin (eds.), Latin American Women Filmmakers: Production, Politics, Poetics. London: IB Tauris. 2017. 172-193. 

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Carmichael, Tom

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Email: tomc@uwo.ca

Department

Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Research Professor, English and Writing Studies

Research Areas

  • The later work of Louis Althusser
  • Literary Theory
  • Cultural Theory
  • Postmodernism
  • American Studies

Publications

The Becoming Necessary of Contingency: Aleatory Materialism and the Challenge of the Late Althusser. Under contract with Brill Publishing, Amsterdam.

“’[A]nother Kind of Rain’: Aesthetic Ontology and Contagious Imaginations in Althusser’s Aleatory Materialism,” Historical Materialism 30.3 (2022): 178-205.

“The Graphic Underground: Oppositional Energies at the Dawn of Some Edgy Post-Times: Some Untimely Considerations.”  The Graphic Underground: London 1977-1990.  Ed.  Brian Lambert, London, ON: McIntosh Gallery, 2013.  22-26

Structure and Conjuncture: Literary Study and the Return to Althusser: EREA 3.1 (printemps 2005): I-viii   <<www.e-rea.org>.

Postmodern Times: A Critical Guide to the Contemporary.  Co-edited with an introduction by Thomas Carmichael and Alison Lee.  Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2000.

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Charumbira, Ruramisai

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Email: rcharumb@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, History

Research Areas

  • African feminist theory
  • history and memory
  • indigenous ways of knowing
  • nature, spirits, and culture, empire and resistance

Publications

“Death by a Thousand Cuts, Thoughts on Quotidian Racism” published in German translation as Der Tod durch tausend kleine Schnitte,” Surprise (November 18—Dec 1 2022), 538/22, 13

“On Transformative Inclusivity in the Memory Studies Association (MSA)” MSA December Newsletter: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/thoughts-on-transformative-inclusivity-in-the-msa/ December 2021.

“Historians and Nehanda of Zimbabwe in History and Memory.” In Boyd Cothran, Joan Judge, Adrian Schubert (Eds.), Women Warriors and National Heroes: Global Histories (39-54). Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Imagining a Nation: History and Memory in Making Zimbabwe. (Series: Reconsiderations in Southern African History). Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2015.

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Cho, Lily

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Email: vpintl@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, English and Writing Studies
Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International)

Research Areas

  • diasporic subjectivity within the fields of cultural studies
  • postcolonial literature and theory
  • Asian North American and Canadian literature

Publications

Mass Capture: Chinese Head Tax and the Making of Non-Citizens, McGill-Queen's University Press, 2021.

Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia, co-edited with Susan Henders, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Eating Chinese: Culture on the Menu in Small Town Canada, University of Toronto Press, 2010.



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Ginger Hegedus

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Email: ghegedus@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Research Areas

  • Islamic Philosophy
  • Medieval Thought
  • Jewish Thought

Publications

“The Double Path: The Two Layers of Thinking and the Twofold Nature of Knowledge in the Work of Saadya Gaon” in Vixens Disturbing Vineyards: Embarrassment and Embracement of Scriptures (Festschrift in Honor of Harry Fox) T. Yoreh, A. Glazer et al., (eds) (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010, 385-410. Revised and expanded publication of “The Double Path: The Two Layers of Thinking and the Twofold Nature of Knowledge in the Work of Saadya Gaon” in Reflecting Diversity: Historical and Thematic Perspectives in the Jewish and Christian Tradition, P. Losonczi and G. Xeravits (eds) Berlin and Vienna: LitVerlag, 2007, 43-61. 

“Where is Paradise? Eschatology in Early Medieval Judaic and Islamic Thought,” in Dionysius XXV, December 2007, Dalhousie University Press, 153-176.

“The Finitude of the World and the End of Human Knowledge: The Reformulation of the Philoponean Proofs in medieval Jewish thought,” in Migrating Texts, W. Sweet (ed.), Ottawa University Press.

The Book of Beliefs and Convictions of Saadya Gaon al-Fayyumi (Kitab al-amanat wa-‘1-I`tiqadat). Translation from Judeo-Arabic into Hungarian (Paris-Budapest: L’Harmattan, 2005), pp 288

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David Howe

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Email: david.howe@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, School of Kinesiology

Research Areas

  • the social impact of sport and physical activity for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with emphasis on social inclusion, health and mobility
  • ethics of Paralympism, using sport and physical activity to empower marginalised populations

Publications

Powis, B., Brighton, J., & Howe, P.D. (Eds.). (2022). Researching Disability Sport: Theory, Method, Practice (1st ed.). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003153696 

Howe, P.D. (2022) ‘Cultural Politics, Disability Sport and Physical Activity Research’ in Powis, B., Brighton, J. and Howe, P. D. (eds.) Theory, Method, Practice: Disability Sport and Physical Activity Cultures London: Routledge.

Silva, C.F. and Howe, P. D. (2022) Dis/ability Sport for “All:” The Ultimate dream In Goodwin, D. and Connolly, M Hubris in Adapted Physical Activity: Reflexivity as a Moral Imperative for Change. London: Routledge

Howe, P. D., & Silva, C. F. (2022). ‘Technology, Disability and High-Performance Sport: A Socio-Cultural Reading’. In Tzankova, V and Filimowicz, M. (eds.) Interactive Sports Technologies: performance, participation and safety (pp. 168-181). London: Routledge.

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Susan M. Knabe

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Email: sknabe@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Associate Professer, Associate Dean UGRD, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • Critical Theory and Cultural Studies;
  • Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture;
  • Feminist Theory; Queer Theory;
  • Representation, Subjectivity and Embodiment, particularly in response to AIDS and the Holocaust;
  • AIDS and Cultural Production;
  • Sexuality and Citizenship (focus on race, class and ethnicity);
  • Medicalization and the Media; Media and Resistance

Publications

"Unbecoming Spaces: AIDS and Urban Apocalypse," Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference, 2012

"Suffer the Children: National Crisis, Affective Collectivity and the Sexualized Child." Canadian Review of American Studies 42.1 (2012): 82-104

"From desire to disease: Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the medicalization of nascent female sexuality." Journal of Sex Research, 49.4 (2012): 344-352

"Testimony, Healthism and the Production of Surplus Value: The People vs. Cancer and the Spectacle of Survival." Future of Testimony Conference, 2011

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Erica Lawson

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Contact information

Email: elawso3@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

 

Research Areas

  • motherhood studies;
  • grief, bereavement, and maternal activism;
  • critical race studies, Black feminist studies;
  • gender and post-conflict reconstruction (with a focus on Liberia)

Publications

Lawson, E.S., and O. Osman. “Maternal Activism and the Politics of Memorialization in the Mothers of the Movement.”  In Crosby, A. & Evans, H. (Eds). Memorializing violence: Transnational feminist reflections. Rutgers University Press (forthcoming 2024).

Lawson, E.S. “Black Maternal Grief and Grievance against the Liberal State.” In M. Caputi and P. Moynagh (eds). Research Handbook on Feminist Political Thought. Elgar Edward Press (forthcoming 2024).  


Lawson, E.S. (2023). “Black Women’s Mothering Practices in the Canadian Racial State: Reflections on Maternal Sufferation in the Afterlife of Slavery.” Journal of Canadian Studies, 57(1):1-19. https://doi.org/10.3138/jcs-2022-0011


Lawson, E.S. (2022) “Black Canadian Feminist Thought.” In Reading Sociology, 4th edition. J. Jean-Pierre; V. Watts; C.E. James; P. Albanese; X. Chen; and M. Graydon (eds.). Oxford University Press, pp. 78-81.

Lawson, E.S., F.W. Anfaara, V.K. Flomo, C.K. Garlo, and O. Osman. (2020). The Intensification of Liberian Women’s Social Reproductive Labor in the Coronavirus Pandemic: Regenerative Possibilities.” Feminist Studies, 46(3): 674-683.

Lawson, E.S. (2020). “Anti-Black Racism on the Sidelines: The Limits of ‘Listening Sessions’ to Address Institutional Racism at Canadian Universities.” Committing Sociology Symposium: Canadian Review of Sociology, 57(3): 491-494. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/cars.12296

Lawson, E.S., and V. K. Flomo (2020). “Motherwork and Gender Justice in Peace Huts: A Feminist View from the Liberian Context.” Third World Quarterly, 41(11): 1863-1880.  https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2020.1793663.

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Benjamin Muller

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Contact information

Email: bmuller@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Political Science at King's University College

 

Research Areas

  •  Borders and Borderlands
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Identity
  • Biometrics
  • Surveillance
  • Sovereignty
  • Architecture
  • Postcolonialism

Publications

Forthcoming, Muller, B. and Mutlu, C., eds., Architectures of Security: Design, Control, Space (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Abboud, S. and Muller, B., Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence (Ashgate, 2012).

Muller, B., Security, Risk and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies (London: Routledge, 2010).

Co-authored with Cooke, T., de Larrinaga, M., Frowd, P., Iossifova, D., Johannes, D., Mutlu, C., Nowek, A., “Ferocious Architecture: Sovereign Spaces/Places by Design,” International Political Sociology, Vol 10, No. 1 (2016): 75-96.

with Samer Abboud, ‘Geopolitics, insecurity and neo-colonial exceptionalism: A critical appraisal of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon,” Security Dialogue, 2013, vol. 44, no. 5-6 (2013): 467-484

with Samer Abboud, ‘Hezbollah and the Syrian Crisis,” Near East Quarterly December 2012: 1-8.

“Biometric Borders,” in Mitchell, K., Jones, R., Fluri, J. L., eds., Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, pp. 69-78.

“The Day the Border Died? The Canadian Border as Checkpoint in an Age of Hemispheric Security & Surveillance,” in Walby, K., Lippert, R., Warren, I., Palmer, D., eds., National Security, Surveillance and Terror: Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 297-318.

“Technology” in R. Shindo and A. Ni Mhurchu, eds., Critical Imaginations in IR (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 229-245.

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WG Pearson

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Email: wpearson@uwo.ca

Departments

Associate Professor; Chair, Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Research Areas

  • Gender and sexuality studies, including queer theory, feminist theory and critical race theory;
  • Cultural studies;
  • Indigenous film and media;
  • contemporary queer Canadian culture, including Canadian cinema, Canadian popular culture, and Canadian literature;
  • science fiction and sf history

Publications

Pearson, Wendy, Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger, eds. Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction. Liverpool UP, 2008. Issued in paperback, October 2010.

Pearson, Wendy and Susan Knabe. Zero Patience. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.

Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context. Ed. Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.

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Michael Raine

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Contact information

Email: mraine3@uwo.ca

Departments

English & Film Studies

Research Areas

  • World Cinema, especially Japanese cinema
  • Subtitling as an historical practice and an aesthetic problem
  • Developing "digital humanities" tools for teaching and research in film studies

Publications

In progress: The Cinema of High Economic Growth: New Japanese Cinemas, 1955-1964.

2021 Co-editor (with Marcos Centeno), Developments in the Japanese Documentary Mode (MDPI)

2020 "The Japanese Musical" in Alastair Philips and Fujiki Hideaki (Eds.) The Japanese Cinema Book (BFI)

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Riveros-Barrera, Gus

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Contact information

Email: gus.riveros@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Education

Research Areas

  •  Critical Theories of Space in Education
  • Space, Place, and Educational Opportunity
  • Education Policy and Politics

Publications

Riveros,  A. & Nyereyemhuka, N. (2023). Exploring the significance of ‘place’ for culturally sensitive research, In E. Samier, & S. E. Elkaleh (Eds.) Culturally Sensitive Research Methods for Educational Administration and Leadership: International Perspectives on Theory and Practice. Routledge


Riveros, A., & Nyereyemhuka, N. (2020). Conceptualizing space in educational administration and leadership research: Towards a spatial justice perspective. International Journal of Leadership in Education: Theory and Practice, 24(4), 666-679


Riveros, A. (2018). Thinking relationally about the school leader. In S. Eacott (Ed.) Beyond leadership - A relational approach to organizational theory in education. Singapore: Springer


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Lucas Savino

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Contact information

Email: lsavino2@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College

Research Areas

  • Indigenous Self-Determination
  • Decolonization and Decoloniality
  • Modern State Formation and Capitalism

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Anne Schuurman

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Email: anne.schuurman@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Chair, Undergraduate Studies in English and Writing Studies 
GSWS (Affiliate)

Research Areas

  • medieval Christian theology
  • economic theology
  • medieval English literature; literary theory
  • rhetoric
  • poetics 

Publications

The Theology of Debt in Middle English Literature. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2024.

An Epistle of Noble Poetrye. Ed. Richard Moll, Anne Schuurman, and Emily Pez. Heidelberg: Winter-Verlag, 2022. 

“Demonic Ambiguity: Debt in the Friar-Summoner Sequence.” Money, Commerce, and Economics in Late Medieval English Literature. Ed. Craig Bertolet and Robert Epstein.

The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgave-Macmillan, 2018. 77-91. 

“Materials of Wonder: Miraculous Objects and Poetic Form in St Erkenwald.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 39 (2017): 275-296. 

“Pity and Poetics in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women.” PMLA 103.5 (2015): 1-32. 

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Christine Sprengler

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Email: csprengl@uwo.ca

Department

Professor, Visual Arts

Research Areas

  • cinematic installation art
  • new media art and the relationships between cinema and the visual arts
  • Cultural memory and nostalgia in visual culture
  • representations of history in contemporary (British and American) cinema and television

Publications

Sprengler, C. Fractured Fifties: The Cinematic Periodization and Evolution of a Decade, (under contract with Oxford University Press, 2023)

Sprengler, C., “Paratextual Encounters of Four Kinds: Blade Runner and Cinematic Memory,” Journal of Cinema and Media Studies 60.2 (formerly Cinema Journal), 2021.

Sprengler, C. “Midcentury Metamodern: Returning Home in the 21st Century Nostalgia Film,” in Matthew Leggatt, ed. Was it Yesterday? Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television, SUNY Press, 2021.

Sprengler, C. “Chamber Made Opera’s Phobia (2003) and Jean Curran’s The Vertigo Project (2018): The Sounds and Sights of Vertigo’s Afterlife in Art,” in Vertigo 60, eds. Sidney Gottlieb and Donal Martin, John Libbey, 2019.

Sprengler, C. “Cinematic Periodization and Time’s Percolations: Grease, The Fifties, and Now,” in Peter Kramer and Oliver Gruner, eds. Grease, Anthem Press, 2019.

Sprengler, C. “Cinema and the Visual Arts.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012; updated 2019.

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Kate Stanley

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Contact information

Email: kstanle4@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, English

Research Areas

  •  19th-21st C American literature
  •  Education Studies and Pedagogy
  •  Environmental Humanities
  •  Aesthetics
  •  Pragmatism

Publications

Practices of Surprise in American Literature After Emerson, Cambridge University Press, June 2018.

“Postsecular Style,” American Literary History, 33.1 (Spring 2021): 191-205 


“Unrarified Air: Alfred Stieglitz and the Modernism of Equivalence,” Modernism/modernity 26.1 (January 2019): 185-212.


“Through Emerson’s Eye: The Practice of Perception in Proust,” American Literary History 28.3 (Fall 2016): 455-483.


“Henry James’s Syntax of Surprise,” Henry James Review 34.1 (Winter 2013): 16-32.


The Pedagogical Potential of the Eco-Epic,” Modernism/modernity Print+ (May 13, 2021) https://modernismmodernity.org/forums/posts/stanley-pedagogical-potential-eco-epic


Responses to Syndicate Symposium on Practices of Surprise, Syndicate (January - February 2021) https://syndicate.network/symposia/literature/practices-of-surprise-in-american-literature-after-emerson/


“Getting Acquainted with Wallace Stevens,” Los Angeles Review of Books (April 17 2019) https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/getting-acquainted-with-wallace-stevens




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Luke Stark

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Contact information

Email: cstark23@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, Information & Media Studies

Research Areas

  • History and philosophy of technology
  • Science and technology studies (STS) 
  • Digital media studies
  • Human norms, ethics and values in the design of digital technologies 
  • Social and cultural impacts of artificial intelligence (AI) systems
  • Theories of emotion and affect
  • Technologies and the psychological/behavioural sciences

Publications

Stark, Luke and Jevan Hutson. “Physiognomic Artificial Intelligence.” Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal, XXXII (4) (2022): 922-978.

Fish, Benjamin and Luke Stark. “It’s Not Fairness, and It’s Not Fair: The Failure of Distributional Equality and the Promise of Relational Equality in Complete-Information Hiring Games.” 2nd ACM conference on Equity and Access in Algorithms, Mechanisms, and Optimization (EAAMO'22), October 2022


Stark, Luke. “Apologos: A Lightweight Design Method for Sociotechnical Inquiry.” Journal of Social Computing 2, no. 4 (2021): 297-308. doi:10.23919/JSC.2021.0028.


Fish, Benjamin and Luke Stark. “Reflexive Design for Fairness and Other Human Values in Formal Models.” AIES '21: Proceedings of the 2021 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (July 2021): 89–99. doi.org/ 10.1145/3461702.3462518 (arxiv preprint here).


Stark, Luke and Jesse Hoey. “The Ethics of Emotion in Artificial Intelligence Systems.” FAccT '21: Proceedings of the 2021 ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (March 2021): 782-793. doi.org/10.1145/3442188.3445939.


Stark, Luke, Daniel M. Greene, and Anna Lauren Hoffmann. “Critical Perspectives on Governance Mechanisms for AI/ML Systems.” In The Cultural Life of Machine Learning, edited by Jonathan Roberge and Michael Castelle, 257-280. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021. 


Stark, Luke, “The Emotive Politics of Digital Mood Tracking,” New Media and Society 22(11) (2020), 2039-2057. doi:10.1177/1461444820924624


Stark, Luke, “Here Come the “Computer People”: Anthropomorphosis, Command, and Control in Early Personal Computing,” IEEE Annals in the History of Computing 42(4) (Oct.-Dec. 2020), 53-70. doi.org/10.1109/MAHC.2020.3022964


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