Kathryn Conrad

Katie Conrad
  • CCSD Research Fellow
  • Interim Director of the Center for the Study of Science Fiction
  • Professor in English

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Kathryn (Katie) Conrad is Professor of English and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Faculty Fellow for Humanities Advancement. Her research interests include technology and Irish modernism, artificial intelligence, and surveillance studies. She is the author of A Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights for Education (Critical AI 1.2) abd co-editor of Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism  (Syracuse (2019), has published several articles and book chapters on technology and culture, and runs an occasional Substack blog, "Pandora’s Bot." She co-organized, with CriticalAI@Rutgers, “Critical AI Literacy in a Time of Chatbots: A Public Symposium for Educators, Writers, and Citizens”;  has run sessions on critical AI literacy for KU and KState;  and is on the board of advisors for Harvard metaLAB’s AI Pedagogy Project. She co-led, with Sean Kamperman,  AI & Digital Literacy Summit for Educators (June 2023) and will co-lead the week-long AI & Digital Literacy Institute: Toward an Inclusive and Empowering Teaching Practice in June 2024 in conjunction with the National Humanities Center and the Hall Center for the Humanities and supported by the Hall Family Foundation. 


Research interests:

  • AI Ethics
  • Digital Literacy
  • AI and Education