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Emily L. Spratt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Culture, AI Ethics, and Diplomacy
Dr. Emily Spratt

Visiting Assistant Professor of Visual Culture, AI Ethics, and Diplomacy

Professional Experience

At Columbia University, she completed her post-doctorate in the Data Science Institute in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and the Program in Historic Preservation. She earned her doctorate from Princeton University in Byzantine and Renaissance art history, holds master of arts degrees from Princeton and the University of California, Los Angeles, and has a bachelor of arts degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Spratt brings teaching experience from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Masaryk University, Rutgers University, Princeton, UCLA, and Cornell. She is also a strategic advisor in art and technology, and has executive training from the Harvard Business School.

Outside of academia, she has worked with a variety of international companies, not-for-profit institutions, and governments on projects showcasing the uses of emerging technologies for art, music, and film. One of her most inspirational early-career experiences was the opportunity to have worked with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture on the recognition of Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece, as a UNESCO World Heritage site. More recently, Dr. Spratt was honored to have been the art curator for the Global Forum on AI for Humanity in Paris, which was sponsored by the office of President Emmanuel Macron.

Dr. Spratt has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards for her research, and her insights on AI, art, and society have been covered by The Washington Post, CBS News, and a host of other media companies.