Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research; Fellow, Harvard University
Microsoft Research/Indiana University
Mary L. Gray, PhD, is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She maintains a faculty appointment in the School of Informatics and Computing, and affiliations with Anthropology, Gender Studies, and the Media School at Indiana University. Dr. Gray’s research looks at how technology access, social conditions, and every day uses of media transform people’s lives. Her most recent book, Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (NYU Press, 2009), looked at how youth in the rural US use media to negotiate their identities, local belonging, and connections to broader, political communities. Dr. Gray’s forthcoming book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, combines ethnography, interviews, and survey data with large-scale platform transaction data to understand the impact of automation on the future of work and workers’ lives. Dr. Gray’s research has been covered in the popular press, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian. She served on the American Anthropological Association’s Executive Board and currently sits on PRIM&R’s Board of Directors. In 2017, Dr. Gray joined Stanford University’s “One-Hundred-Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100),” looking at the future of AI and its policy implications.
Friday, November 16
11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 17
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM