Dr Shauna Concannon is an assistant professor in Computer Science & Digital Humanities at Durham University. Shauna’s work focuses on the societal and ethical implications of communication technologies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, they apply and critique computational approaches, often in an attempt to understand how knowledge is linguistically encoded in an increasingly technologically-mediated society.
Shauna started her academic life in the humanities, completing a masters in modernist literature before working on various digital projects focusing on information architecture and user experience design. Shauna then completed a PhD in Media & Arts Technology within the Computational Linguistics Lab, Queen Mary University of London, on deliberation in computer-mediated dialogue. More recently, they completed postdoctoral research at the Universities of Cambridge, York and Newcastle, working on intersectional feminist approaches to data science, human-data-interaction and human-machine-communication.