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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Dr. Caroline Kuhn

Research interests:
ICT4D; agency; communities; data justice; data literacy

Thematic Groups:
Education Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Ethics and Development Foundational Issues in the Capability Approach Horizontal Inequality Indigenous Peoples Participatory Methods Sustainable Human Development Technology, Innovation & Design

Regional Networks:
European Network Latin American Network

Acerca de Caroline Kuhn

Caroline holds a PhD in Education and works as a Senior Lecturer in Education at Bath Spa university. She is particularly interested in open education and social justice framed under a critical pedagogy approach. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an editor for the Journal of Critical Realism. Her research interest lies in the intersection of sociology, philosophy, technology, and social justice, with an interest in data justice. She is interested in how technology-driven solutions can be meaningfully integrated into development contexts so that different ways of knowing and beings are honoured and respected. She has recently led an award-winning international collaboration across Europe, Latin America, and Africa piloting a bilingual (Spanish and English) open educational resource to foster educators’ critical data literacy. At the moment she is leading a knowledge exchange project where together with colleagues in Kenya, they are exploring what are the barriers and enablers (social, cultural, material) for people (we are particularly interested in women and youth out of school) of a rural community in Kinangop, Kenay, to engage in a learning hub to learn how to make cheese and commercialise it. Recent publications have explored issues of critical data literacy to address data justice and foster political agency in educators. I have also explored the impact of the lack of data infrastructure in the political agency of educators from rural communities in Kenya. In addition, I have explored methodological issues concerning the study of digital inequality in the postdigital.

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