Women, Law, Society & Technology Symposium

April 20-21, 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018:  1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday, April 21, 2018:  9:00pm – 3:30pm


The 2018 symposium on Women, Law, and Technology, brings together renowned scholars, activists, tech engineers, and policy makers to examine the ways in which technologies enhance the lives of women and girls, but also curate the spaces for sabotage, harassment, sexualization, and even the gendering of technology. Technology is a benefit, but at times also a hindrance, not only in the spaces where technologies are developed, but also at elite institutions where science and technologies are taught. This conference unpacks a broad and dynamic discourse on the intersections of sex, gender, race, and age in technology, to build a better understanding about bullying in tech; sexual sabotage, including robbing women of their work; the blind spots of algorithms; sexualizing science, and harming women with the aid of technology, including revenge pornography and other means that selectively target women for harassment.


  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    University of California, Irvine School of Law

  • Lori Andrews

    Keynote Speaker
    University Distinguished Professor, Professor of Law, Director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology
    Chicago Kent Law School

  • Gaia Bernstein

    Michael J. Zimmer Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall University

  • Shawn Marie Boyne

    Professor of Law & Co-Director J.D. Program Evaluation, Teaching, & Assessment
    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

  • Danielle Keats Citron

    Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law
    University of Maryland Carey School of Law

  • Florence Haseltine, PhD, MD

    Emerita Scientist
    National Institute of Health

  • Marie Hicks. Ph.D.

    Marie Hicks. Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of History
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nancy Kim

    "ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies and Professor of Law"
    California Western School of Law

  • Cynthia Lee

    Lecturer, Computer Science Department
    Stanford University

  • Colleen Murphy

    Colleen Murphy

    Professor in the College of Law and the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Barbara Katz Rothman

    Professor of Sociology
    The Graduate Center, City University of New York