Western Norway Research Institute
Hilde G. Corneliussen
Hilde G. Corneliussen has been a lecturer in Humanistic Informatics and Digital Culture at University of Bergen (1998 – 2016) and at WNRI since 2013. At UoB she developed her expertise on topics such as gender and technology and gender equality in STEM. She has taught, supervised and developed education on BA, MA and PhD levels in Humanistic Informatics and Digital Culture. At WNRI she has been involved in projects on eHealth and IT education. Her main research interest is related to mechanisms of exclusion and strategies for inclusion of women and minorities in STEM in general and technology in particular. Corneliussen will be project leader for the NORDWIT pillar focusing on women's technology-driven careers in rural research and innovation.
Carol Azungi Dralega
Carol Azungi Dralega, originally from Uganda, holds a PhD in Media and Communication from the University of Oslo on ICT-based Development of Marginal Communities: Participatory Approaches to Communication, Empowerment and Civic Engagement. She is a Senior Researcher at WNRI and an Associate Professor at NLA University College, Norway. Her research interests revolve around two cross-cutting areas: ICT for empowerment discourse in relation to issues of information poverty, marginalization, digital divides and e-Inclusion; and Media, gender and social justice. The interest here lies in critically examining evolving linkages and tensions within and between related theory, policy, process and practice with emphasis on participatory and inclusive approaches as important strategies for bridging disjuncture. Carol Dralega is a Norwegian project partner for the NORDWIT pillar focusing on women’s technology-driven careers in rural research and innovation.
Kari Dyb, PhD in sociolgy, is a researcher at the Norwegian Centre for E-Health Research. Dyb does research in the field of e-health and has been working within e-health since 2004 and is particularly interested in how the introduction of new technology affects or disrupts established clinical practice. She has researched the introduction and use of e-health, but is also interested in why new healthcare technologies fail to be adopted, or why they are used differently to what was expected. Dyb har extensive experience from a number of different research projects.
Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is a Professor of Media and Communication and of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, USA. She has researched non-profit organizations and also engaged in community partnerships with biracial communities in the U.S. She has been director of Women’s Studies and of American Culture studies programs at BGSU. Her work that engages themes related to globalization, digital labor, feminism and social justice. Published books include "Cyberculture and the Subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012) and "Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women" (Altamira, 2004). Gajjala is collaborating with the team at Western Norway Research Institute, on topics of women in technology and e-health.