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Debora’s work explores how emerging technologies come about and configure in contemporary societies. She is interested in Futures as a concept and orientation in researching new forms of work, design processes and data-driven practices.Her research focuses on tech design, digital learning, and technologies at work.

Debora studies ethnographically how techies imagine and develop technology, how health workers co-work with automated technologies and robots, Industry 5.0 and how platform workers learn to work with algorithms, among other things.

Debora’s work contributes to the fields of future, digital and design anthropology, STS (science and technology studies) and media and communication.

She convenes the European Association for Social Anthropologists’ Future Anthropologies Network (2016-), working towards an engaged, interventionist, public and open anthropology. In Monash, she leads the Work Futures research program in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab and co-directs the Urban Computing Lab.

Her research has been funded by the Norwegian Research Council, the Ministry of Innovation in Spain and the Horizon 2020 EU Framework.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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