Shaowen  Bardzell

Shaowen Bardzell

Professor of Informatics

Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction

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(812) 855-1341
Informatics West 207


  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Indiana University , 2004


Shaowen Bardzell is Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and the Affiliated Faculty of the Kinsey Institute and Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University.

Bardzell holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and pursues a humanistic research agenda within the research and practice of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). A common thread throughout her work is the exploration of the contributions of feminism, design, and social science to support technology’s role in social change. Recent research foci have included care ethics and feminist utopian perspectives on IT, research through design, women’s health, cultural and creative industries in Asia, and posthumanist approaches to sustainable design. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, Mellon Foundation, and the Toyota Foundation among others.

Bardzell is the co-editor of Critical Theory and Interaction Design (MIT Press, 2018) and co-author of Humanistic HCI (Morgan & Claypool, 2015). She co-directs the Cultural Research in Technology (CRIT) Lab at Indiana University.

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