Dr Kelly Lewis is a Research Fellow at the Monash University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society (ADM+S).

She is aligned to the Data research program where she investigates the social, political, and cultural issues raised by automated decision-making and data-driven digital technologies, while also developing conceptual approaches and innovative methods to studying these systems. Her research builds on other ADM+S research programs that investigate common themes of data collection, use, storage, and application of data with concern for achieving greater transparency, accountability, and fairness.

Kelly completed her PhD at Queensland University of Technology’s Digital Media Research Centre in 2020.

Her work has a particular focus on investigating paradigms of power asymmetries, discrimination, violence, and political (in)visibility that manifest through opaque relations, logics, and data flows–and probes critical reflection on alternative pathways for engendering more progressive, just, and inclusive digital futures. Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from and building upon critical theory and methods from digital media and communication studies, visual politics, cultural studies, social movement studies, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, critical discourse analysis, and critical platform studies.