Critical Approach to Data Visualization

Feb. 12, 2021, 1 p.m. - Feb. 12, 2021, 3 p.m.

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DataLab: Data Science and Informatics

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Zoom links will be sent to the learner's email address as listed on their registration.


This workshop will unpack the subjective process of data visualization and its relationship to concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. We’ll critically explore how data can be used to uphold and perpetuate, or quantify and demonstrate structural oppression. Through this workshop learners will practice the technique of “data visceralization,” the process of experiencing differences in data and understanding them viscerally.

This workshop is led by DataLab’s Data Feminism research and learning cluster, which focuses on thinking about data science and data ethics as informed by the ideas of intersectional feminism. Explore our Data Feminism reading list and activities, here.


This workshop is aimed for researchers with prior experience collecting and working with data who are ready and willing to engage in understanding how data can how they can diverse, equitable and inclusive.

Registration is closed for this event