Eleanor is a Christina Gaw Research Associate on the Gender and Technology Research Project, a collaboration between the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, and the Leverhulme CFI.
Eleanor started her career in financial technology before co-founding an e-commerce company. She graduated with an International Dual PhD from the University of Bologna at the University of Granada in 2019, where she was an Early Stage Researcher for the EU Horizon 2020 ETN-ITN-Marie Curie project “GRACE” (Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe). As part of this project Eleanor helped develop a software application that transmitted intersectional feminist ideas and methodologies to the general public. Her current research investigates how humanity defines and constitutes itself both through socio-cultural processes such as race and gender and through its connection with computational networks and digital systems. She is interested in how technology can prompt and develop certain kinds of behavioral skills, and how anti-racist and anti-sexist critical theory from academia can be used by industry to help develop ethical and socially transformative technological products.
For more information, see Eleanor's website: www.eleanordrage.com