Overview

Al-Adala عدالة is the Arabic word for justice, fairness, and equality.

OUR LAB WORKS TO CREATE A JUST, FAIR, AND EQUAL DIGITALLY MEDIATED SOCIETY.

The Al-Adala Lab, or ADALAb, accomplishes this by and through an explicit focus on understanding the everyday experiences of people who are systematically marginalized across physical and digital environments; people who are pushed to the boundaries of society based on various intersections of their identity, such as race, class, gender, citizenship, health status, body type, or sexual orientation. Drawing on critical approaches (e.g. decolonial, critical race, and feminist science) and methods (e.g. ethnographic, participatory and speculative), we work to better understand the societal impacts of sociotechnical systems, critique the design of existing sociotechnical systems, and create novel sociotechnical systems that address complex and pressing social problems.

Recent News

  • 10 February 2022: Paper accepted to CHI 2022 with Dipto Das (PhD student at CU Boulder)!

  • 27 November 2021: Paper accepted to CSCW 2022 with Qunfang Wu (PhD student at Syracuse University), Lulu Williams (PhD student at the University of Michigan) and Ellen Simpson (PhD student at CU Boulder)!

  • 15 November 2021: A paper with Dipto Das (PhD student at CU Boulder) received an R&R at CHI 2022!

  • 15 October 2021: CSCW 2021 paper with Dipto Das (PhD student at CU Boulder) and Carsten Østerlund (Faculty at Syracuse University) got an honorable mention for best paper award and a recognition for diversity and inclusion! Another CSCW 2021 paper with Isabel Munoz (PhD Student at Syracuse University) and Josh Introne (Faculty at Syracuse University) received a recognition for diversity and inclusion!

  • 10 September 2021: Paper accepted to GROUP 2022 with Ellen Simpson (PhD Student at CU Boulder) and Andrew Hamann (MS Student UC Irvine)!

  • 22 August 2021: Paper accepted to CSCW 2021 with Dipto Das (PhD Student at CU Boulder) and Carsten Østerlund (Faculty at Syracuse University)!

  • 22 August 2021: Paper accepted to CSCW 2021 with Josh Introne (Faculty at Syracuse University) and Isabel Munoz (PhD Student at Syracuse University)!

  • 16 August 2021: The ADALAb is founded at CU Boulder!

Sponsors

Our research has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation, the Academy of Finland, the Coalition Advocating Human Security, IBM, the Roberta Ellen Lamb Endowed Memorial Fellowship, and Syracuse University Internal Grants.