Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard

Harvard Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University
Yousif Hassan

Yousif Hassan

yhassan (at) hks.harvard.edu

Yousif Hassan is a Research Fellow with the program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School and PhD (ABD) with the Science and Technology Studies (STS) program at York University. His areas of interest are human-computer interactions, critical algorithm studies, the political economy of technoscience, critical innovation studies, communication studies, and intersectional and decolonial STS. His current research focuses on the social, economic, and political implications of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the digital platform economy examining the relationship between race, digital technology, and technoscientific capitalism. His PhD dissertation investigates the sociotechnical knowledge production practices of the state, scientists, and the tech industry focusing on the development of AI and its innovation ecosystem across multiple African countries.