CSCW 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awards and Lunch

Nov 5, 2019 · 3 min read

Digital technologies and sociotechnical systems have always been deeply intertwined with structures of power, inequality, and exclusion. The engagement with ethics and politics of computing and the role technology plays in various forms of injustice writ large is a central part of our interdisciplinary knowledge production. At CSCW, we officially recognize scholarly contributions to diversity & inclusion. This includes, among other aspects, scholarly work that raises questions such as: what role can technology research and design play in political mobilization and activism? How do digital technologies reproduce exclusions along the lines of or intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality? What forms of new labor exploitation are legitimized by novel systems design? How does the political economy of tech innovation shape our own field?

To create visibility for the scholarly work in this space, CSCW 2019 hosts an annual conference lunch to recognize and celebrate the diversity and inclusion efforts of our community. The lunch will take place on Monday, November 11, 2019, and will host up to 180 attendees. At the lunch, conference papers whose underlying research and scholarly work contributes diversity & inclusion are featured; papers awarded the 2019 Diversity & Inclusion Award are listed below. If you are interested in joining the lunch, please register at

We invite you to use the twitter hashtag #CSCWDI2019 to note D&I related discussions, comments, remarks, etc. These comments will be displayed on the CSCW website and potentially at the venue to extend the conversation beyond the people on site.

In addition, we’d like to invite you to review the CSCW 2019 codes of conduct, posted on our website. Diversity of opinion and background is a fundamental strength of our community. The members of our community must have the freedom to espouse and explore a wide range of ideas. Toward that goal, CSCW 2019 aims to create a space where every participant can express themselves without fear of judgement or harassment and we value your contribution to making that happen. If at any time during the conference you feel threatened or unwelcome, please contact us either at or contact a student volunteer who will be able to quickly find us.

2019 Diversity & Inclusion Awardees:

Morgan Vigil-Hayes, Marisa Duarte, Nicholet Deschine Parkhurst. “Complex, Contemporary, and Unconventional: Characterizing the Tweets of the #NativeVote Movement and Native American Candidates through the 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections.” Wednesday, Nov 13, 11–12:30, Meeting Room 410

Muhammad Ali, Piotr Sapieżyński, Miranda Bogen, Aleksandra Korolova, Alan Mislove, Aaron Rieke. “Discrimination through optimization: How Facebook’s ad delivery can lead to biased outcomes” Monday, Nov 11, 16:30–18:00, Salon E

Margaret Jack, Pang Sovannaroth, Nicola Dell. “‘Privacy is not a concept, but a way of dealing with life’: Localization of Transnational Technology Platforms and Liminal Practices in Cambodia” Wednesday, Nov 13, 11:00–12:30pm, Meeting Room 408

Chris Bopp, Lehn M. Benjamin, Amy Voida. “The Coerciveness of the Primary Key: Infrastructure Problems in Human Services Work” Wednesday, Nov 13, 11:00–12:30, Meeting 408

Esther Han Beol Jang, Philip Garrison, Ronel Vincent Vistal, Maria Theresa D Cunanan, Maria Theresa Perez, Philip Martinez, Matthew William Johnson, Josephine Dionisio, Andoy Evangelista, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Marie Claire Aguilar Barela, Kurtis Heimerl. “Trust and Technology Repair Infrastructures in the Remote Rural Philippines: Navigating Urban-Rural Seams” Monday, Nov 11, 14:30–16:00, Meeting Room 415AB


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