Valery Otieno

Valery Otieno


Research Assistant, Women in Data Science and AI


Valery Atieno Otieno is a research assistant on the Women in Data Science and AI project, within the public policy programme. She completed her MSc in Social Science of the Internet from the University of Oxford and was a Weidenfeld Hoffmann scholar. During her studies, she researched Black culture on Instagram, exploring how image culture on the platform provides a medium for Black Aliveness, an alternative and necessary form of digital activism. She also holds a BA (cum laude) in History with a minor in Africana Studies from Pomona College, California.

Research interests

Valery is interested in the use of transdisciplinary methods to investigate the implications of technology on minoritized communities, and the counter-hegemonic narratives of resistance manifested within everyday life. At the Turing she supports research on the gendered practices mediating the data science and AI fields and the impact of marginalisation in building a more gender-inclusive technoculture.