February 1, 2024

TPL welcomes Monika Sengul-Jones

The UW Tech Policy Lab is pleased to welcome Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD (she/her, they/them), as the Program Manager for a new initiative to foster cross-campus collaboration at the intersection of society and technology.

Innovations in emerging technologies, from generative AI to quantum computing, continue to garner public attention about their impacts on society. The new initiative aims to address concerns related to technology’s social, societal, and justice aspects by bolstering research, teaching, and learning at the University of Washington across three campuses and the School of Medicine.

The effort builds upon a 2022 UW Technology and Society Task Force research report, titled “Leading the Way in Addressing the Societal Impacts of Emerging Technology,” which emphasized the responsibility of the University of Washington to provide leadership as state, federal, and international policymakers grapple with technological changes.

The task force comprised of eight faculty members from three campuses and the School of Medicine, and Tech Policy Lab staff member Anna Swan, a qualitative researcher with a doctorate in communication.

Sengul-Jones will be collaborating closely with the co-founder of the Tech Policy Lab and the Center for an Informed Public, Ryan Calo, a School of Law and Information School professor, as well as Leah Ceccarelli, director of the Science, Technology, & Society Studies graduate certificate program and professor in the Department of Communication.

A lecturer in media, communication, and literary arts at the University of Washington Bothell, Sengul-Jones has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication. She earned her doctorate from UC San Diego in Communication and Science Studies in 2020, receiving the Dean’s Fellowship Prize for Humanist Studies for research on gender and computing.

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