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Sonja Solomun

McGill University
Canada
Email sonja.solomun [at] mcgill [period/dot] ca

Sonja Solomun is the Head of Research and Strategy at the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy, where she is also the Lead Researcher of the Climate Justice and Technology Program. She is currently completing her PhD in the Department of Communications Studies at McGill University. Sonja works at the intersection of platform governance, AI and climate justice. Her most recent project works to belie the artificial divide between environmental justice and economic justice. Sonja is a Research Affiliate at the Data & Society Research Institute and at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She is a Co-Founder of the Coalition for Critical Technology and a founding member of the Platform Governance Research Network.

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Publications

Sonja Solomun. 2022. “Environmental Platform Governance.” Information Society Project: Yale Law School. *Forthcoming

Sonja Solomun and Rachel Bergmann. 2021. “Sustainability: From Tech to Justice: A Call for Environmental Justice in AI.” A New AI Lexicon, AI Now. (October 2021).

Sonja Solomun and Rachel Bergmann. 2021. “Diesel Death Zones in the Amazon Empire: Environmental Justice and Algorithmically Mediated Work.” AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research 2021 (September 2021).

Sonja Solomun, Maryna Polataiko, Helen A. Hayes. 2021. “Platform Responsibility and Regulation in Canada: Considerations on Transparency, Legislative Clarity, and Design.” Harvard Journal of Law and Technology Digest (Spring 2021).

Rachel Bergmann and Sonja Solomun. 2021. “Diesel Death Zones in the Amazon Empire: Environmental Justice in Algorithmically Mediated Work.” in This Seems to Work: Designing Technological Systems with The Algorithmic Imaginations of Those Who Labor. In CHI ’21: May 8-13, 2021, Yokohama, Japan. ACM. New York, NY, USA.

Sonja Solomun. 2021. “Toward a Global Platform Governance Research Agenda.” Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). (March 2021).

Sonja Solomun. 2021. “Reorienting Platform Power.” Data & Society: Points (February 2021).