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GPC Programme Director S.M. Amadae is a Senior Lecturer and Docent (Adj. Professor) in Politics/World Politics at the University of Helsinki. She has held positions at the London School of Economics; University of British Columbia, Vancouver; New School University; and Central European University. She currently holds research affiliations at Science, Technology and Society Studies at MIT, and the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk at Cambridge University, and was a Berggruen Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Social and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University in 2020.. Currently she is serving as the Co-PI of and leading a pilot use case experiment in the 2.75M ERC Horizon 2020 grant called ATARCA, (Accounting Technologies for Anti-Rival Coordination and Allocation) hosted at Aalto University. Amadae leads the pilot use case Food Futures, which investigates the use of anti-rival blockchain cryptocurrencies to measure, record, and appreciate environmentally sustainable food choices. She has published the award winning book Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism, and Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy. Recent research builds an agent-based model to explain a possible mechanism underlying systemic discrimination associated with binary tags such as gender or ethnicity.
Currently not available for secondary MA thesis supervision. Exceptions can be discussed individually.
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