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Rodrigo Ferreira is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Science at Rice University. He was previously a Postdoctoral Researcher in Technology, Culture, and Society at the Rice Academy of Fellows and has a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.

Rodrigo currently teaches various courses in technology and ethics to both undergraduate and graduate students and is responsible for developing ethics-related curricula across the department. In collaboration with Dr. Moshe Vardi, Rodrigo has developed “Deep Tech Ethics” as a pedagogical approach that seeks to orient computer science education toward greater focus on affective care, historical power inequalities, and social justice.  In addition to his pedagogical practice and research, Rodrigo recently translated late Mexican-Ecuadorian philosopher Bolívar Echeverría’s Modernity and Whiteness to English (Polity 2019) and co-authored a public policy recommendation report on “AI Ethics” as part of the Mexican National AI Agenda.

Research Areas

Technology and Ethics, Humanities/STEM Education, Critical Media Theory, Philosophy of Technology, 20th-Century and Contemporary Continental Philosophy


PhD, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University (2019)

MA, Humanities and Social Thought, New York University (2014)

BA, Philosophy (with Honors) and Psychology, New York University (2009)


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