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Monika Sziron


Predoctoral Research Fellow

Office: IIT Tower, 14th Floor
Lewis College of Human Sciences Suite, Room 14C8-1
10 W. 35th Street, Chicago IL 60616

Phone: 312-567-6914

Fax: 312-567-3016



Masters in Digital Communication and Media Arts (2017)
BA, University of Wisconsin-Superior (2015)

Research Interests

Animal Ethics
Robot Ethics
Digital Media Ethics
Technology & Society


Monika Sziron is a PhD student in the Technology and Humanities program at Illinois Tech. She has a Master’s degree from DePaul University in digital communication and media arts (2017) and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in communicating arts (2015). Broadly, her research interests revolve around technology, media, and society. So far, this has led to researching the influence of new media on learners and educators, the social implications of automation, and robotics. Her most recent research focuses on robot ethics. She is interested in the intersection of robots, humans, and animals. More specifically, she explores the coexistence and shared histories of all three entities and the subsequent ethics that transpire by doing so. She also enjoys audio design, digital storytelling, and computer science.