Skip to content
Course schedule and labs for QTM 490: Feminist Data Science (Emory University)
Jupyter Notebook Python
Branch: master
Clone or download
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
notebooks Updated lab1 notebooks Jan 16, 2020
.gitignore First commit of the semester! Off we go! Jan 13, 2020
QTM490-Spring2020.pdf
README.md First commit of the semester! Off we go! Jan 13, 2020
schedule.md Fixed typo Jan 16, 2020

README.md

Advanced Seminar: Feminist Data Science

Emory University / QTM 490 / Spring 2020

Feminism isn’t only about women, nor is feminism only for women. Feminism is about power—about who has it and who doesn’t. And in today’s world, data is power too. As twenty-first century citizens, we have witnessed the power of data to create communities, advance research, and expose injustice. But we have also seen the power of data be used to discriminate, police, and surveil. This course will draw on the past several decades of intersectional feminist theory and activism in order to identify models for challenging differentials of power in data science, as well as methods of using data science to work towards justice. Class meetings will be split between discussions of theoretical readings and explorations of quantitative methods. Over the course of the semester, students will develop original research projects that intervene in issues of inequality and injustice. They will also produce final papers that document the results of their research. Participating students should have some familiarity with Python or a willingness to learn via additional online tutorials.

You can’t perform that action at this time.