All are invited to the 2022 Critical Digital Literacies Speaker Series, presented by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education faculty members Drs. Tinukwa Boulder, Veena Vasudevan, and Beatrice Dias. The virtual talks are open to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the broader Pitt community and the general public.

The series, funded by the Pitt Year of Data and Society, will feature internationally acclaimed speakers who will share insights on the pervasive reach of data in our educational lives. The goal is to create a new dialogue about the expansive nature of data, to further cultivate critical data literacies, and to start a conversation about how to harness data for advancing equity and justice, particularly within vulnerable communities.

March Speakers

“Developing Data Literacy with Adolescents: Supporting Youth as Authors, Architects, and Interpreters of DataPresented by Amy Stornaiuolo of the University of PennsylvaniaWednesday,  March 23, Noon – 1 p.m. ETRegister here >

Data Storytelling: What Does It Mean to Navigate “Data” in Our Everyday Lives?”Presented by Emily Bailin Wells (Independent)Tuesday, March 29, Noon – 1 p.m. ETRegister here >

April Speakers

“We Don’t Really have a Way to Tell If our School is Keeping our Privacy Safe”: Students as Data Subjects”Presented by Luci Pangrazio of Deakin UniversityWednesday, April 6, 4 – 5 p.m. ETRegister here >

“‘Just’ Data: A Search for Guidance in Order to Design for Socially Responsible Data Science and AI Education”Presented by Victor Lee of Stanford UniversityFriday, April 15, Noon – 1 p.m. ETRegister here >

“Designing for Critical Data LiteraciesPresented by Sayaminda Dasgupta of the University of WashingtonWednesday, April 20, 4 – 5 p.m.Register here >