Marisa Cohn


Marisa’s research examines the politics of digital labor in the design, use, and maintenance of computational systems, focusing on how software mediates authority in organizational practice. Her interests include materiality of information systems, temporality and embodiment, and feminist critical theory. Her current project, an ethnography of a long-lived NASA-ESA infrastructure, considers how people live alongside technological change, inhabit temporal rhythms of computing work, and approach concerns of legacy, obsolescence, and decay of computational infrastructures.


Marisa has a BA in Anthropology from Barnard College, a PhD in Informatics from UC Irvine, and will join the IT University of Copenhagen as an assistant professor this fall.