Shaowen Bardzell is Professor of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State College of Information Sciences and Technology. Previously (2018-2020) she was Professor of Informatics in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering at Indiana University and Affiliate Faculty of the Kinsey Institute and the Department of Gender Studies.
Bardzell holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and pursues a humanistic research agenda within the research and practice of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). A common thread throughout her work is the exploration of the contributions of feminism, design, and social science to support technology’s role in social change. Recent research foci have included care ethics and feminist utopian perspectives on IT, research through design, women’s health, and posthumanist approaches to sustainable design. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, and the Mellon Foundation among others.
She is the co-editor of Critical Theory and Interaction Design (MIT Press, 2017) and co-author of Humanistic HCI (Morgan & Claypool, 2015). She co-directs the Cultural Research in Technology (CRIT) Lab at Indiana University.