Angelika Strohmayer

Angelika Strohmayer

a.strohmayer@newcastle.ac.uk

Broadly, I am interested in the ways in which we can use digital technologies to facilitate a movement towards a more socially just world. I do this by researching the ways in which sex work support services can make use of digital technologies to bridge service delivery and advocacy work to improve access to justice for sex workers. Sometimes, I blog about my experiences of working in this space.

Before joining Digital Civics, I completed my BEd in Primary School Education in Linz, Austria with a focus on reform pedagogies and creative and dramatic practice within english as a second language learning. After completing several internships in the field of education and creative practices with orphanages, schools, and social service providers, I completed a MA in Education focusing on International Development. Within this programme, I investigated learning networks, local learning ecologies and natural learning among adults experiencing homelessness in Bucharest, Romania envisioning potentials for HCI and digital technologies.

Since starting at Open Lab, I have also co-founded fempower.tech, a feminist group in Open Lab, and the Digital Economy Diversity Network that aims to connect all 11 EPSRC Digital Economy Centres for Doctoral Training in a working group to actively promote inclusivity, foster productive discussions, and develop tangible strategies to address inequalities in each of the centres.