Marion Boulicault receives MAC3 Society and Ethics in Computing Research Award
The award provides support to promising PhD candidates or postdocs conducting interdisciplinary research on the societal and ethical dimensions of computing.
Marion Boulicault, the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics and Technology at the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, has been named this year’s recipient of the MAC3 Society and Ethics in Computing Research Award. The award provides support to promising PhD candidates or postdocs conducting interdisciplinary research on the societal and ethical dimensions of computing.
Currently a director of MIT’s Experiential Ethics program, Boulicault helped launch a three-credit course called 24.133 (Experiential Ethics) last year, where students explored the ethical dimensions of their experiences. She works closely with the Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing, a cross-cutting initiative of the MIT Schwarzman College of Computing. She is also the director of interdisciplinary research at the Harvard GenderSci Lab.
Boulicault’s work takes a feminist approach to questions in the ethics of technology, philosophy of science, and bioethics. She received her PhD in philosophy from MIT where her dissertation — investigating how social norms are entangled in scientific measurements of fertility — was awarded the Benjamin Siegel Prize. She received her master’s degree in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, and a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
The MAC3 Society and Ethics in Computing Research Award was established through the MAC3 Fund which provides targeted support to organizations and initiatives that impact early childhood, health and education, as well as the environment and the oceans.