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Silvia Lindtner named ACM Distinguished Member

The Association for Computing Machinery. ACM Distinguished Member. Silvia Lindtner. Associate Professor.

Wednesday, 12/07/2022

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named University of Michigan School of Information associate professor Silvia Lindtner a 2022 ACM Distinguished Member, recognizing her outstanding scientific contributions to the field of computing. 

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by a community I hold in high regard,” Lindtner says. “Human-Computer Interaction is a comparatively young field. But it is already contributing mightily to opening spaces of computing as it draws from feminist and other critical approaches. I hope that this award can also encourage other technology researchers who are committed to realizing a more just world.” 

Members are nominated by their peers, with nominations reviewed by a distinguished selection committee. To be nominated, a candidate must have at least 15 years of professional experience and achieved a significant level of accomplishment in the field of computing. 

UMSI professor of information and interim dean Elizabeth Yakel says Lindtner’s accomplishment speaks to the high quality of research emerging from UMSI faculty and students. 

“Professor Lindtner is well deserving of this honor,” Yakel says. “Her scholarship makes UMSI's interdisciplinary dialogue stronger and enriches the work of others on the faculty.”

Lindtner’s research interests include cultural and feminist anthropology, science and technology studies and global communications studies. Her work draws from more than ten years of ethnographic research on China’s role in the global political economy of technology production. 


Learn more about Lindtner’s research interests and accomplishments by visiting her faculty profile