Di Wu
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Di Wu is a PhD student in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) program at MIT. Her research focuses on how artificial intelligence (AI) impacts marginalized communities in China. In particular, her doctoral project examines how the emerging digital economy with its evolving material and socio-cultural implications shapes the framing and lived experience of disability, thus unravelling new forms of advantages and disadvantages in the AI age.

Prior to HASTS, Di worked on disability inclusion, LGBT+ and women's rights, and civil society development in China as an NGO founder, a United Nations (UN) program manager, a policy researcher, and a trained facilitator. She holds a Master's degree from the University of Oxford, earning a “Barbara Harriss-White Dissertation Prize” in 2013 with her research on gender-based violence in India.

Key words

disability studies; artificial intelligence; anthropology of work; digital economy; biopolitics; inclusive employment; gender; China




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