Mona Sloane is a sociologist based at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge (IPK), and an adjunct professor at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. She researches the intersection of design and inequality in the context of AI innovation, policy and ethics. At IPK, Mona founded and convenes the ‘Co-Opting AI’ series. Mona holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and has completed fellowships at UC Berkeley and the University of Cape Town. She also is a co-founder and former member of the LSE research programme Configuring Light/Staging the Social. Mona has published on AI ethics and policy, design inequalities, research impact, design thinking, the politics of design, and related topics. Her work has been funded by the LSE, the Economic and Social Research Council, Santander, ACM and others. She tweets at @mona_sloane.