Stephanie Jordan

Stephanie Jordan

Assistant Professor

  • Media & Information
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Dr. Stephanie Beth Jordan is an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Information and a core faculty in the Center for Gender in a Global Context at Michigan State University. Her work explores the social and ethical consequences of big data in the climate and ocean sciences with a focus on infrastructure development, labor and policy. Her work has been awarded honorable mention at both the ACM Conferences on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) and has been published in the Journal of Communication, Interactions Magazine and the Routledge Handbook on Art, Science and Technology Studies, amongst others. In both artistic and academic outputs, her work contributes to and draws from a diversity of fields and subfields, particularly feminist technoscience and infrastructure studies,  computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), labor studies, queer studies, critical race studies, science & technology studies (STS), and science policy. AT MSU, she contributes to multiple efforts for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) on campus and organizes the Queerpocene Ecofeminist Reading Group. 

Stephanie received her Ph.D. from Cornell University through the Department of Communication and her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University through the Department of Information Technology & Informatics, working in industry as a backend Python/Django developer between posts.


MI401 - Special Topics in Information and Society: Cyborgs
MI239 - Digital Footprints: Cybersecurity and Privacy
JRN916 - Qualitative Methods

For more information please see Stephanie's personal website and CV.

Research and Teaching

Social and ethical consequences of technological development

Thematic Research Areas

Policy and Governance
Health & Risk, Environment & Science Communication
Human Centered Technology Design

Research Centers and Labs

Health and Risk Communication Center

Related Work

Recent Publications

Jordan, S.B. Recipes for Technoutopia: On Hospitality and Infrastructure as Experimental Performance. Rogers, Halpern, Hannah, de Ridder-Vignone (Eds.) Handbook of Art, Science and Technology. Routledge Press (in press).

Steinhardt, S.B. 2019. Technoscience in the Era of #MeToo and the Science March. Journal of Communication, Special Issue: Gender and Science Communication, Bruce Lewenstein (ed.). Wiley.

Contact Information

404 Wilson Road
Communication Arts & Sciences Building, Room 424
Michigan State University