Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dr Kerry McInerney

Dr Kerry McInerney was an IAS Visiting Research Fellow in 2022-23 and 2023-24.

Dr Kerry McInerney (née Mackereth)  is a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, where she researches anti-Asian racism and AI and Asian diasporic approaches to AI ethics. She is also a Research Fellow at the AI NOW Institute and is represented by the Speakers Corner agency. Previously, she was a Christina Gaw postdoctoral researcher in Gender and Technology at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies. Her work uses feminist and critical race theory to examine how histories of race and gender shape contemporary technologies, with a specific focus on artificial intelligence. Her scholarship on this topic has appeared in journals such as Feminist Review, Public Understanding of Science and Philosophy and Technology. Her work on AI-powered hiring tools has also been covered by media outlets like the BBC, BBC Today, Forbesthe Register, and the Daily Mail, among other international outlets. She is the co-editor of the upcoming collection Feminist AI with Oxford University Press, the co-host of The Good Robot podcast on feminism and technology, and the co-founder of the Race Talks seminar series. She has appeared on popular shows such as The Guilty Feminist and the Radical AI Podcast, has been recognised as one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics 2022, and has been shortlisted for the Champion of Women - Champion of Innovation (2022), Women of the Future - Technology and Digital (2022), and Women in Tech Excellence - Rising Star (2022) awards.