Meet the candidates: Maranke Wieringa (#2 alpha/gamma)

Portrait of Maranke Wieringa, Department of Media and Culture Studies, with a quote saying “Being an inclusive academic community means striving towards an equally accessible playing field for all”

Maranke Wieringa is a PhD Candidate at Utrecht University, and has a background in Cultural Studies and Media Studies, with a specialization in software and data. Her dissertation investigates algorithmic accountability in Dutch municipalities, and, following from this insight, Maranke develops a toolkit to empower municipal data professionals to give testimony of the (decisions around the) algorithm. At Utrecht University, Maranke is part of the Datafied Society research platform, and teaches various courses on (scholarly) data analysis. Her academic interests lie at the intersection of software and data (e.g. tool criticism, algorithm studies).

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