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Rua Williams

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Contributing Editor, Platypus, The CASTAC Blog

About Rua

Rua M. Williams is an Assistant Professor in the User Experience Design program at Purdue Univeristy. They study interactions between technology design, computing research practices, and Disability Justice. Common approaches to technology and service design for marginalized people tend to naturalize existing inequities, exacerbating injustice even while they attempt to ameliorate it. Dr. Williams deploys Feminist and Anti-Racist approaches to Technoscience, Critical disability Studies, and Science and Technology Studies in the design and evaluation of technological systems to simultaneously illustrate injustice in technology as well as marginalized users’ own practices of resistance through those same technologies.

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