Katherine Chandler researcher, critic and artist

Katherine Chandler



My work is at the intersection of science and technology studies, new media and critical theory.  I address connections, disjuncture and ambivalences between humans and nonhumans, using images and data collection as a place to begin my researches.  My projects have studied these relations through drone aircraft, PowerPoint, email and television.  I examine how interactions extending beyond persons imbricate values, highlighting the political and ethical dimensions of how people see, sense and act in and through technologies and media.

I am currently an assistant professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in the Culture and Politics Program.  I received the School of Foreign Service Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2016-2017 year. My Ph.D. is in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, which I completed through a Townsend Center for the Humanities Dissertation Fellowship in 2014.  I was an artist-in-residence at  “The Case for Space,” at Provisions: Art for Social Change, George Mason University in 2013 and “The Decapitated Museum,” at Banff Centre for the Arts in 2012.

My first book project is The Technopolitics of Unmanning: How Humans, Machines and Media Assemble Drone Warfare.  The second is titled, Drone Publics, and initial research was funded through a Georgetown University Pilot Research Grant.  My articles have been published in CatalystHumanity and qui parle.  I contributed to the recent anthology, Life in the Age of Drone Warfare (Duke, 2017).

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