Kera Allen

Ph.D. Student

Member Of:
  • School of History and Sociology
Email Address:
kera.allen@gatech.edu
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Overview

Kera is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech researching computer history with a focus on the workplace, spreadsheet software, and transnational adoption of early personal computers. Kera is also a fellow in the Georgia Tech Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program, which trains doctoral students in the skills required for conducting research in energy science, technology, and policy. Her research explores the histories of gender, race, computing, and the workforce.

Kera has a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture and an M.S. in History, Technology, and Society from Georgia Tech. After graduating with the B.S. degree, she worked as a technical writer and support analyst in the software industry, contributing to the development, support, and implementation of software. This experience led her to become very interested in studying the social and cultural factors that shape workplace environments in the information technology sector, especially those experienced by women and minorities.