About the Author: Christina Dunbar-Hester conducts interpretive research into the politics of technology. She is the author of two award-winning ethnographies of activism in technical communities: Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures (Princeton U. Press, 2020); and Low Power to the People: Pirates, Protest, and Politics in FM Radio Activism (MIT Press, 2014). Dunbar-Hester’s most recent publication, Oil Beach: How Toxic Infrastructure Threatens Life in the Ports of Los Angeles and Beyond (University of Chicago Press, 2023) is a study of multispecies life and death in the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, with emphasis on global shipping, wildlife conservation, and petroleum infrastructure.
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