Ellie Abrons

Director

Digital Studies Institute

I am an architect, educator, and creative practitioner/scholar/researcher. My work is focused on the intersections of materiality, technology, design, and construction, with an emphasis on adaptive reuse, equitable housing, and the socio-political and cultural aspects of digital architectural production and images. I write about digital materiality, software, and authorship. I am a principal of a collaborative architecture practice, called T+E+A+M, and a member of two interdisciplinary research collectives focused on equitable housing and ethical AI. Since 2023, I have served as the Director of U-M’s Digital Studies Institute, an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit focused on technology, digital culture, and social justice, primarily through the lenses of race, gender, disability, sexuality, class, power and identity.