Dr. Aleksandar Deejay is a research officer for RegNet at Australian National University and a researcher in social science and science and technology studies. He received his Ph.D. at The University of Melbourne in 2016 in social and political sciences where his thesis examined social and political visibility across digital platforms. His current research explores the implications of artificial intelligence for governance and civil society, futures-thinking in governance, and discourses surrounding technology and technological futures.
From 2018-2019 he was a researcher and research coordinator for The Policy Lab at the University of Melbourne where he worked on several projects involving public sector innovation labs, including an evaluation of a world-first initiative on “innovation craft” entitled ‘States of Change’. Prior to The Policy Lab, Aleks was a lecturer in International Relations at Monash University, where his focus was on the development of the program’s active learning pedagogy and graduate student experiences. He has lectured units on technology and social change, international relations, gender studies, and research methodologies in politics and IR. Before undertaking his Ph.D. he was the program coordinator for the Global Summit of Women, where his main tasks included planning, coordinating, and documenting the Colloquium on Global Diversity and the annual Global Summit of Women.