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E353 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-1045
Additional Title(s)
Professor-in-Charge of Human-Computer Interaction, Penn State IST (2021 - May 2023)
Executive Vice President, ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee (spring 2021- summer 2022)
Vice President at Large, ACM SIGCHI Executive Committee (2019 - 2021)
Chair, ACM SIGCHI CARES (2020 - 2021)

Shaowen Bardzell is Professor of Information Sciences and Technology in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University.

Bardzell holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University and pursues a humanistic research agenda within the research and practice of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). A common thread throughout her work is the exploration of the contributions of feminism, design, and social science to support technology’s role in social change. Recent research foci have included care ethics and feminist utopian perspectives on IT, research through design, women’s health, posthumanist approaches to sustainable design, computational agriculture and food justice, and cultural and creative industries in Asia. Her work is supported by the National Science Foundation, Intel Corporation, and the Mellon Foundation among others.

She is the co-editor of Critical Theory and Interaction Design (MIT Press, 2018) and co-author of Humanistic HCI (Morgan & Claypool, 2015). She co-directs the Cultural Research in Technology (CRIT) Lab at the Pennsylvania State University.

Research Keywords
Feminist HCI
Social Justice Informatics
Women's Health
Human-Computer Interaction
Critical and Humanistic Computing
Sustainable Food Systems
Research through Design