Her research examines the impact of cultural bias in ICT design on identity, participation, and information access. She has also written about the political implications surrounding the invisible dimension of translation.
Her research draws from experiences working as an intercultural mediator with programs such as the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program as well as directing projects which use ICT’s to promote peace and democracy in Burma, Kenya, DRCongo, and Haiti.
Most recently, as a consultant for Search for Common Ground Morocco, she was instrumental in developing the organization’s first intercultural mediation project. Ms. Sutherlin has a degree in political science from Indiana University and speaks seven languages.
Gwyneth’s talk will explore Open Access or Silent Culture: ICT user experience in conflict and you can find her on Twitter as @gbsutherlin.