Hunter joined UAL CCI in 2020 as an Associate Lecturer on the “MSc Critical Computing” to re-design and adapt core elements of the degree for remote learning environments and was additionally tasked with further decolonizing the syllabus and to teach and supervise the students (in particular the areas of: Cyborg theory; Posthuman theory; Postcolonial theory; Sustainable Design; Design Justice; “the Body as Political Research Method/Agent”; Mad studies; Research Methods; and Ethno-methodologies.
Hunter specialises in queer, feminist, and anti-racist, decolonizing, neuro-inclusive, and reconciliatory approaches to ‘digital innovation’. Their research focuses on the mitigation of “epistemic violence” that occurs during the inception of “code-scapes”. Hunter's practice always centres on “conflicts of knowledge-systems” in order to scope and expand the decolonizing affordances of “the digital”. To achieve this, they explore intersectional practices of resilience, queer kinship and alternative design pedagogies. Through this they seek to push the remit of creative practices as catalyst for intersectional inclusivity and reconciliation in innovation. A lot of their work explores and compares “Art as [M]ethod; Art as Research, Research as Art, and, Art in Research”.
Hunter is currently in the very final stages of submitting their poly-departmental doctorate from the University of Lancaster (co-sponsored by the School of Computing and Communications (SCC); Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) ; Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts (LICA); and Lancaster Sociology) and has been awarded the “HighWire Scholarship for Radical Post-Disciplinary Digital Innovation” (EPSRC; DigitalEconomyRC; RCUK). Hunter is a proud member (and ambassador-in-training) of the “Academic Mental Health Charity” Dragonfly where they are poet-in-residence.
For any students looking for supervisory advice: Hunter is very open to students of all backgrounds and disciplines and is happy to discuss any research themes and topics and approaches that you are keen to explore. In a supervisory team Hunter contributes a broad range of skills that combines pastoral care, reflexive creative practice, critical theory/literature with an artistic/scientific/research dimension. Students (current or prospective) with neurodivergent needs, indigenous ANDOR colonized heritage and non-native English-speakers are especially encouraged to get in touch to discuss synergies and potential future collaborations.