Claude Draude

Since January 2017, Claude Draude is professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kassel, Germany. She is head of the work group Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems (GeDIS) and on the director’s board of the Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG). From winter term 2018/19 on, she is also the faculty’s spokesperson for computer science. As of April 2019, Claude Draude is part of the expert committee of the third Gender Equality Report focusing on digital economies of the German government.

The research design of both professorship and work group is unique in its aim to integrate approaches from feminist STS, new materialism, arts and design into computing. Claude Draude’s research activities evolve around sociotechnical systems and human-computer interaction. She mainly works on participatory, critical and use-oriented design; human models, embodiment and artificial intelligence; artistic research and the knowledge question in computing.

Her publications include the book Computing Bodies. Gender Codes and Anthropomorphic Design at the Human-Computer Interface (Springer VS, 2017), recent article Making IT Work: Integrating Gender Research in Computing Through a Process Model (with S. Maaß, in Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Gender & IT, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2018, pp. 43--50), upcoming paper Situated Algorithms: A Sociotechnical Systemic Approach to Bias (with G. Klumbyte, P. Lücking and P. Treusch, Special Issue on Social and Cultural Biases in Information, Algorithms, and Systems, Online Information Review - SSCI journal by Emerald Insight, 2019) and book chapter “Everything will be screen.” Readdressing Screenness through Art-based Experiments (in Dialogues Between Artistic Research and Science and Technology Studies, eds. H. Borgdorff, P. Peters and T. Pinch, Routledge, London/New York, 2019).