Choi-Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on (1) technological diffusion, especially of drones and satellites, (2) politics and protest, especially focused on the modern anti-slavery movement, and (3) the importance of open access for the democratization of knowledge. Overarching themes in Choi-Fitzpatrick’s writings include the interplay of culture and politics, the way the powerful respond to protest, the diffusion and regulation of new technology, and the importance of technological innovation that is just and sustainable.
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Upends what we think we know about drones. Novel data and compelling case studies argue new pro-social tools in the air change politics on the ground.
Unprecidented interviews with contemporary slaveholders documents what it feels like to have the earth shift from under one's feet. How do the once-powerful feel about tectonic shifts in politics, economics, and society?
Argues that human rights must be the most important objective in efforts to end modern slavery once and for all. We cannot arrest our way out of human trafficking.