Samantha Dawn Breslin

Samantha Dawn Breslin

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

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I am a tenure-track assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology and affiliated with the Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS). My research centres the production of norms, values, and inequities in in relation to computing and data cultures, particularly in relation to gender and political economy. My current research interests focus particularly on value(s) and visions of the future in relation to tech entrepreneurship. 

My PhD Thesis entitled "The Making of Computer Scientists: Rendering Technical Knowledge, Gender, and Entrepreneurialism in Singapore" explored how a technical worldview, binary gender norms, and affective performances of passion are cultivated and reproduced in undergraduate computer science education in Singapore. 

I was employed as a postdoctoral research fellow at as part of the REvolutionizing Engineering and Computer Science Education (RED) project at the University of San Diego, which sought to foster themes of social justice, peace, sustainability, and humanitarian practice as part of undergraduate engineering education. I have also worked as part of the School of Business on the growth of tech entrepreneurship in St. John's, the On the Move project studying employment-related geographic mobility, and as part of the Built Environment and Active Populations (BEAP) lab, all at Memorial University of Newfoundland. 


Autumn 2021 - SDS Basecamp, Economies of Tech, Fieldwork to Analysis

Spring 2021 - Project Design

Autumn 2020 - SDS Basecamp, Digital Identities, Fieldwork to Analysis

Spring 2020 - Digital Methods

Autumn 2019 - Digital Identities, Fieldwork to Analysis


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