Katlyn M. Turner

Katlyn M. Turner is a research scientist in the Space Enabled Research Group at the MIT Media Lab. There, she co-leads a research effort on anti-racism in technology design with Professor Danielle Wood. Dr. Turner was a postdoctoral fellow from 2017 to 2019 at the Project on Managing the Atom and the International Security Program at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. After researching actinide chemistry at the University of Notre Dame where she earned her B.S., she earned her M.S. from the University of Michigan and her doctorate in geological sciences from Stanford University in 2017, where her dissertation examined nuclear materials in extreme environments. Her current work focuses on the relationship between complex sociotechnical systems and social inequity, and on the creation and implementation of processes and policies that promote justice and equity, particularly for historically underprivileged groups.