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New grant from IRWG expands Sandvig’s MCubed project

Thursday, 10/10/2019

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) at the University of Michigan has made its first IRWG-MCubed Research Incentive award to the MCubed 3.0 Cube project “The Future of Ethics, Society, and Computing.”  Professor Christian Sandvig in the School of Information and Department of Communications, is the director of the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing (ESC), which encompasses a number of faculty members across different departments and schools at the University of Michigan. The Center’s goals are to uncover and respond to ways in which digital technologies and computing produce and maintain injustice and inequality. 

Sandvig’s research partners on the MCubed project are Professor Irina Aristarkhova of the Stamps School of Art & Design and Dr. Stephanie Rosen of the U-M Library.

Now in its third cycle of funding, Mcubed 3.0 brings together faculty members from at least two different campus units to collaborate and receive immediate seed funding for interdisciplinary research projects. The IRWG-MCubed Research Incentive offers MCubed faculty collaborators additional funding to expand their research projects in the realms of women, gender and sexuality, or projects that could benefit from additional expertise.  

With additional funding from the IRWG, the Future of Ethics, Society and Computing project will expand its reach to consider how digital technologies intersect with cyberfeminism and disability studies.