Amy J. Ko

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University of Washington Information School

Amy J. Ko is a Professor at the University of Washington Information School, where she studies humanity’s individual and collective struggle to understand computing. She works toward an equitable, sustainable, and liberatory future in which everyone has the freedom, resources, and affirmation they need to thrive. She views uncritical uses of computing as a threat to that future, but believes computing can be reimagined to help achieve it. Her primary areas of expertise are Computing Education, Human-Computer Interaction, Software Engineering, and Programming Languages, but she draws extensively upon education research, learning sciences, and the many social sciences that examine identity, community, and power.

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