Morgan G. Ames

Morgan G. Ames
Assistant Professor of Practice
Affiliation: UC Berkeley

Research Focus/Background: I research the ideological origins of inequality in the technology world, with a focus on utopianism, childhood, and learning. I am particularly interested in the differences between the users that designers of children’s technology imagine and the lived experiences of children around the world. Previously I studied this in a detailed critical analysis of One Laptop per Child (The Charisma Machine, MIT Press 2019).

Problem/goals to address as part of CERES: Develop a deep understanding of the sociotechnical contexts of learners, debunk common myths about technology- enabled learning, and promote social justice.

Location of Research Projects: For CERES: Kenya, Rwanda, Ghana (previously: Paraguay, SF Bay Area)

When Not Working: Parenting two spirited kiddos, singing in a chorus, and dancing when I have time!