Ignacio F. Cruz is the inaugural Mancosh Postdoctoral Scholar of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.
Dr. Cruz’s expertise focuses on the areas of AI@Work, the sociotechnical negotiations between algorithms and their users, and bridging bias and inequality within technology design and adoption. His current research applies an ethnographic lens to the study of how experts negotiate robustness and equity when working alongside and with smart technologies and algorithms to make decisions.
His scholarship has been featured in various outlets within the areas of communication studies, management, and information studies research. He has won several research awards from the National Communication Association and International Communication Association. Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. Cruz was a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and Ronald E. McNair Scholar. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and fellowships from the University of Southern California and University of Texas at Austin.
He received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.