Julia Irwin Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship

06 May, 2024

Julia Irwin Awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Congratulations to Julia Irwin (Film & Media), who was awarded a Posdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence and the Department of Art & Art History!

Julia Irwin is graduating with a PhD in Film & Media and a Designated Emphasis in New Media. At HAI, she plans to research the history and social implications of the brain-computer interface. Her dissertation, Patterning Recognition: Automated Perception in the Long Twentieth Century is a conceptual history of pattern recognition from nineteenth century neuroscience, film, and scientific management to contemporary AI. At Berkeley, Julia served on the BCNM Executive Committee, co-organized its New Media Working Group, and co-curated the BCNM-sponsored media art exhibition Refamiliarization. Her published writing can be found in Ki (Qui Parle) and Film History. In 2023, as a former Fellow with the Berkeley Center for Technology, Society, and Policy, Julia presented to the California State Legislature as a subject-matter expert on AI surveillance technology oversight. Julia is the recipient of the Phi Beta Kappa and the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Dissertation Fellowships, as well as the BCNM Lyman Fellowship.

Find out more about Julia here!