ICT4D Lecture Series: Revi Sterling - Gray Zones: the Ethics of Participatory ICTD
Gray Zones: the Ethics of Participatory ICTD
Revi Sterling, Faculty Director, ICTD Graduate Program at the ATLAS
Institute, University of Colorado
Dr. Revi Sterling is the founding Faculty Director of the ICTD Graduate Program at the ATLAS Institute, University of Colorado - Boulder. Sterling earned her Ph.D. in technology media, and society at the University of Colorado. Dr. Sterling's focus is on educating "academic practitioners" - those ICTD professionals who can design, deploy and evaluate the societal value of humanitarian technologies. The master's program in ICTD is the first in the country, where fieldwork is as important as coursework. Sterling has been at ATLAS since 2005; before that, she spent ten years at Microsoft and ran Microsoft Research's programs in gender equity/pipeline growth. She has worked in India, South America, Africa, and with underserved communities in the United States. Her research interests include heterogeneous ICTD solutions with both low and high tech, access and use of ICT by marginalized community members, and research/fieldwork ethics in ICTD fieldwork. Her book "Broadcasting Women" was adapted from her dissertation work with women's development groups and community radio in southeast Kenya.