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Dr. Nicole Shephard

Dr. Nicole Shephard is a researcher and writer interested in the gender and tech nexus, surveillance, intersectionality and digital activism. She holds a PhD in Gender (LSE) and an MSc in International Development (University of Bristol). She tweets as @kilolo_.

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¿A quién le interesa vigilar la sexualidad de los demás?

Posted Tue 9 May 2017 - 19:09 | 1,336 views
La expresión “vigilancia sexual” funciona como un atajo para referirnos a un conjunto de modos interdependientes de vigilancia de género, sexual y racial, junto con todos sus efectos. Preguntarnos sobre este tipo de vigilancia es sumamente útil porque impulsa a pensar en todos los tipos de interseccionalidad relevantes para la vigilancia.

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What is sexual surveillance and why does it matter

Posted Mon 6 Mar 2017 - 22:06 | 4,159 views

We can no longer ignore the pervasive datafication of our lives - the ways in which our habits, illness, abilities, relations are abstracted, and our bodies made into data by an intersecting range of institutions and processes. In this article, the gendered, sexualised and racialised nature of surveillance is unpacked, so we maintain a focus on the power relations involved. Surveillance...

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Algorithmic discrimination and the feminist politics of being in the data

Posted Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 18:25 | 4,700 views
Global data volume has grown exponentially in recent years and experts expect this trend to continue. The wider trend towards the pervasive datafication of our lives is not one we can just sit out. Big data and the algorithmic decisions it feeds permeate citizenship, healthcare, welfare states, education, finance, law enforcement as well as the ways in which we shop, travel, and live our social...

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[READING LIST] Gender, Race, Sexuality and Surveillance

Posted Fri 28 Oct 2016 - 14:33 | 4,210 views
This reading list provides an overview of recent books, articles and sources across the internet for those interested in learning more about how race, gender, and sexuality relate to surveillance. Far from comprehensive, it offers a starting point to explore how an intersectional lens and feminist attention to state, corporate, and peer surveillance practices and their differential effects on...

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5 reasons why surveillance is a feminist issue

Posted Mon 15 Aug 2016 - 16:06 | 5,697 views
Contemporary surveillance practices are to a large extent big data driven, underpinned by a collect-it-all logic, and ever expanding due to fear-mongering, yet pervasive national security discourse. Surveillance technologies and practices have not only multiplied in scale and quantity. Too often, feminist issues on the one hand, and discussions around privacy and surveillance on the other still...