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Hello! I'm a digital anthropologist, specialising in AI and algorithms in social life. 


At the moment my research focuses on empathy as a culturally-constructed set of  interactions, and I look at how cultural norms are reproduced in mental healthcare technologies that use AI and machine learning.


To date, I have conducted ethnographic research in Brazil, Cuba, the US, Guyana, Panama, Mexico, Spain, and the UK. I have also worked in the technology industry as a consultant for over a decade, influencing the design of technologies where they're built. 

I am currently an Affiliate Researcher at UCL's Centre for Digital Anthropology, and a Research Fellow at KU Leuven in Belgium. Prior to this, I was an Associate Postdoctoral Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute, and Leach Fellow in Public Anthropology at the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland. 

My first book was published in 2023 by University Press of Florida, and has been nominated for the Association of Latina and Latino Anthropologists First Book Prize and the Society for Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology Book Prize by the American Anthropological Association. 

I was previously a Finalist of the BBC New Generation Thinker Award, and have spoken on radio, television and at festivals about digital culture. 

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