Tanja Ahlin is a post-doctoral researcher on the Anthropology of Data within the Research Priority Area "Human(e) AI" and a member of the AI4Society Sandbox of the Responsible Digital Transformations initiative. After obtaining her PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2020), she worked as a lecturer at UvA and was a visiting fellow at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (AUMC).
As an Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies researcher, Tanja uses ethnographic methods to explore how everyday digital and specialized health technologies participate in social relations. In her research, writing and teaching she deals with pragmatic questions of technology for health and care as well as what it means to be human in a technologically enhanced world.
Tanja’s monograph, Calling Family: Digital Technologies and the Making of Transnational Care Collectives, will be published by Rutgers University Press in August 2023.
Animal Cares: A comparative ethnography of animals and social robots in elder care