In this talk, titled “Haunting & Learning Analytics”, Dr. Dixon-Román will discuss some of the interventions he is making in his current book, Haunting Algorithms. In this book, he is rethinking the recursive enfolding of colonial racializing events in today’s forms of algorithmic governance. This talk will draw from a case study of a learning analytics platform.
Ezekiel Dixon-Román is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. His research seeks to make cultural and critical theoretical interventions toward rethinking and reconceptualizing technologies and practices of quantification as mediums and agencies of systems of sociopolitical relations whereby race and other assemblages of difference are byproducts. He is the author of Inheriting Possibility: Social Reproduction & Quantification in Education (2017, University of Minnesota Press).
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