Apolline Taillandier


Apolline Taillandier defended her thesis entitled "In the Name of Posthumanity: Visions and Justifications of Liberal Order in Contemporary Anglophone Transhumanism" on May 28, 2021 at the Centre for European Studies and MaxPo, under the supervision of Jenny Andersson. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at POLIS (Department of Politics and International Studies) and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and at the Center for Science and Thought at the University of Bonn. In her postdoctoral research, she investigates the historical role of feminist thought and activism in the critique of computer technology and the remaking of artificial intelligence as a scientific project from the 1980s onwards. In the context of rising concerns about the discriminatory and stratifying effects of AI, she studies the transnational circulation of ethics and gender justice norms and their reinterpretation and appropriation by scientists and industry actors, focusing on European and U.S. American sites of technical AI research.

Research Topics

Contemporary history of postwar political theory and liberalism, politics of the future, intellectual and material histories of technology, feminist approaches to science and technology

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