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Dr Angelika Strohmayer

Assistant Professor

Department: Northumbria School of Design

Before joining Northumbria School of Design as a Lecturer, I was a Research Officer at Swansea University’s Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (2018-2019) and a PhD student at Open Lab, Newcastle University (2015-2019).

I am an interdisciplinary technology researcher, working closely with third sector organisations, activists, and other stakeholders to creatively integrate digital technologies in service delivery and advocacy work. My research is inspired by feminist participatory action research, research through design, and creative practice, and lies at the intersection of practice-led and theoretical research surrounding issues of feminist and social justice-oriented HCI. This means I aim to work collaboratively on in-the-world projects that engage people at all stages of the research process to engender change towards more just worlds. I work across boundaries, bringing together disparate groups to engage in creative and digital endeavours for personal wellbeing, community engagement, and public advocacy.

Furthermore, I am dedicated to the inclusion of under- and- misrepresented voices in research, design, and academia and proactively work towards equity, diversity, and inclusion. As part of this work, I am a founding member and co-leader of fempower.tech, a feminist technology collecting aiming to raise awareness of, and improve experiences by people who are made marginal in HCI and technology research more widely. I am also co-editor for the Interactions Magazine 'Meaningful Design Processes' Forum.

Angelika Strohmayer

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Reflecting on Collaborations with Charities in the Time of Covid-19, Strohmayer, A. 9 Jul 2020
  • Technologies for Social Justice: Lessons from Sex Workers on the Front Lines, Strohmayer, A., Clamen, J., Laing, M. 2 May 2019, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
  • On Activism and Academia: Reflecting Together and Sharing Experiences Among Critical Friends, de Castro Leal, D., Strohmayer, A., Krüger, M. 6 May 2021, CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, ACM
  • "We come together as one...and hope for solidarity to live on": On designing technologies for activism and the commemoration of lost lives, Strohmayer, A., Meissner, J., Wilson, A., Charlton, S., Mcintyre, L. 3 Jul 2020, DIS 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM

  • Ingrid Bale Crafting Resilience: Designing informal support structures to foster solidarity and praxes of hope in the criminal justice system. Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Faye Green Reparative entanglements: the use of craft in trauma-informed, drop-in support for women Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Charlotte Bilby Soft materials & hard times? Understanding aesthetics of care and harm through women’s craft in and outside prison Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Technologies PhD May 14 2019
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019
  • Qualified Teacher Status QTS

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