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Karen Huang is an Assistant Professor of Ethics and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. Drawing from philosophy, psychology, and science & technology studies (STS), Dr. Huang’s research utilizes empirical approaches to investigate the ethics and politics of technology, guided by normative implications for public policy. Her research interests include comparative ethics, feminist care ethics, and epistemology of the social sciences. As a Faculty Associate with the Berkman Klein Center, she investigates the construction of ethical discourses within “AI ethics”, which emerge alongside ontological conceptions of the human being. Across her research projects, Dr. Huang aims to support efforts in building communities and institutions that promote the public interest. 

Dr. Huang’s research has been published in academic journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Artificial Intelligence Journal, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and has been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, National Public Ratio (Morning Edition), Marketplace, Freakonomics Radio, and Harvard Business Review. 

Dr. Huang received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard University, and her B.A. from Yale University. She was previously a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center.