Professor Lucy Suchman


Research Overview

My research interests within the field of feminist science and technology studies are focused on technological imaginaries and material practices of technology design, particularly developments at the interface of bodies and machines. My current research extends my longstanding critical engagement with the field of human-computer interaction to contemporary warfighting, including the figurations that inform immersive simulations, and problems of "situational awareness" in remotely-controlled weapon systems. I'm concerned with the question of whose bodies are incorporated into these systems, how and with what consequences for social justice and the possibility for a less violent world.

Security by Remote Control: Automation and Autonomy in Robot Weapon Systems
22/05/2014 → 23/05/2014

Situating Social Innovation
18/06/2013 → …

Citizens Transforming Society: Tools for Change
01/11/2011 → 30/04/2015

  • Centre for Gender and Women's Studies