Margo Boenig-Liptsin

Visting Lecturer



Margarita Boenig-Liptsin is a Lecturer in the History Department and the Human Contexts and Ethics Coordinator in the Division of Data Sciences. She co-designed Hist C184D/STS C104 "Human Contexts and Ethics of Data" with Prof. Cathryn Carson and continues to co-teach the class to a growing and diverse audience. In addition to teaching, she develops the Human Contexts and Ethics (HCE) component of the data science educational program. This work includes translating social science theory and methods for students of all backgrounds, building connections between engineering and social sciences, bringing together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Berkeley into a community of scholars focused on issues of technology and society, and connecting the work of HCE to Bay Area's communities and needs. She is trained in the field of Science, Technology and Society (STS) and holds a PhD in History of Science (Harvard University) and in Philosophy (Université Paris-Sorbonne). Her research examines transformations to human identity and citizenship in relation to information technologies across time and cultures.