Samantha Dawn Breslin

Samantha Dawn Breslin

Assistant professor, tenure track

Member of:

  • Copenhagen Center for Social Data Science (SODAS)

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 on political economy and gender in relation to computing cultures. My current research examines the value(s) of tech entrepreneurship to different actors (entrepreneurs, policy makers, investors) in Newfoundland, Canada. 

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 Sandiego, 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 On the Move project at Memorial University of Newfoundland studying employment-related geographic mobility, and as part of the Built Environment and Active Populations (BEAP) lab at Memorial University. 

Teaching

Autumn 2020 - SDS Basecamp, Digital Identities, Fieldwork to Analysis
Spring 2020 - Digital Methods
Autumn 2019 - Digital Identities, Fieldwork to Analysis

 

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