Intersectional perspective in research and innovation

Applying intersectional perspectives in research and innovation - The cases of urban cycling and artificial intelligence
  • 9 July 2020
  • 16:00-17:30 cest
Learning objectives
  • Help understanding the concept of intersectionality as applied to research and innovation processes
  • Sensitise about the importance of designing research and innovation in an intersectional perspective, as well as about the pitfalls of ignoring this perspective
  • Inspire and provide practical examples of intersectional approaches to research and innovation
Who is it for?
  • Open Collaborative Online Course participants
  • Researchers and research leaders
  • Research managers and facilitators/Research support
  • People working in innovation in different fields
  • Gender Equality/Diversity officers and focal points
  • GEP (Gender Equality Plans) leaders and team members
Webinar Material


Cycling London: An intersectional feminist perspective


Discriminating systems: Gender, race and power in artificial intelligence

Full Webinar


Sarah Myers West

AI Now Institute, New York University, Postdoctoral Researcher

Sarah Myers West is a postdoctoral researcher at the AI Now Institute. Her research centers on the critical study of technology and culture, with an emphasis on historical and ethnographic methods. She is currently working on a project that addresses the politics of diversity and inclusion in technological communities by exploring the nexus of artificial intelligence, gender, and intersectionality. She received her doctoral degree from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in 2018, where her dissertation examined the cultural history and politics of encryption technologies from the 1960s to the present day. Her work is published in academic journals such as New Media & Society, Policy & Internet, Business and Society and the Internet Policy Review.

Tiffany Lam

New Economics Foundation, Consultant

Tiffany is an urbanist with expertise in gender and sustainable mobility. She is a consultant at the New Economics Foundation, where she is working on a range of projects related to inclusive cycling, climate emergency responses, health inequalities and local economic development. She holds an MSc in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and a BA in Women’s Studies and Peace & Justice Studies from Tufts University.