International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Laura Schelenz

Society, Culture and Technological Change

Laura Schelenz studied American Studies and Peace and Conflict Research in Heidelberg and Frankfurt in Germany and stayed abroad in the USA and Hungary. She was involved in reasearch and advocacy at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research, Human Rights Watch and World Vision Germany. Since September 2017, Laura works as a researcher at the IZEW. Her reseach deals with ethical and feminist perspectives on technology development.

Research interests

  • Gender
  • Diversity
  • Inequality and Injustice
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Social Media
  • Development

Selected publications

2019. Ethical Questions of Digitalization in the Global South. Perspectives on Justice and Equality (with Kerstin Schopp, Jessica Heesen, and Maria Pawelec). Zeitschrift für Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis 28(2).

2018. Digitalization in Africa: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Technology, Development, and Justice (with Kerstin Schopp). International Journal of Digital Society 9(4), DOI: 10.20533/ijds.2040.2570.2018.0175