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ERIE 2015 Keynote Lecture I

Anna Croon Fors

Since 2013 Assoc. Prof. Anna Croon Fors holds the chair of Umea Center for Gender Studies, Umea University, Sweden. She also holds a position as an Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics at the same university. She received a PhD in Informatics from the Department of Informatics, Umea University, Sweden, and was appointed Head of the same department from 2007-2010.

Croon Fors has more than twenty years of experience in teaching, academic leadership, and collaboration with industrial, governmental and non-profit organizations. Her engagement in research, research education, and teaching in higher education is dedicated to alternative forms of knowledge production with respect to societal challenges, and the interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary work required addressing them.

Divergent and evolving societal needs make new demands regarding knowledge production, forms of organization, and alliances in relation to research, education, and infrastructures. These challenges have long been at the heart of Croon Forsí academic work. In particular, she focuses on the ways in which the approaches of systems thinking, design theory and feminist technosciensce can be used to privilege situated knowledge, alternative visions and new compositions, providing a sharp contrast to traditional views within science and engineering research and education. Her work is dedicated to envisioning alternative platforms for knowledge production and contestation that are ultimately capable of producing new realities.

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