Joseph Kwarteng

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The computational redefinition of intersectional hate speech in the context of misogynoir

Joseph Kwarteng began his career in 2017 as a teaching affiliate in the ICT Department at the University of Education Winneba after completing his Information Technology undergraduate degree. After a year as a teaching affiliate, he was offered a role as a software developer at the University of Education, Winneba’s IT Directorate, where he joined a team of developers designing systems and add-ons for existing systems to assist university personnel, students, and policies. In 2019, he got a scholarship to pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems and Operations Management at the University of Nottingham, one of the Russell Group universities in the United Kingdom, to further his knowledge and abilities.

Aspiring to be an innovative entrepreneur with global reach, Joseph joined the Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) lab at the Open University in 2020 as a PhD Research student to investigate intersectional hate, emphasising Misogynoir; hatred explicitly directed towards Black women. His work aims to understand this form of hate and how it can be mitigated using AI technologies. This work aims to impact the lives of underprivileged and marginalised members of our communities and to pave the way for future endeavours in the field.

Joseph’s life has always revolved around the development of societally beneficial, impactful systems and the use of technology for the greater good. As hate speech is an integral part of free speech and democratic discourse, he considers combating hate speech to be a crucial issue.

Melete Foundation

We founded Melete in 2019 because our life experience told us that motivated and inspiring people are absolutely the basis of positive change in the world. Our vision is to seek out such people and help them create the credibility that will enable the realisation of their talents.

We are looking for people with ideas that they can put into practice to create self-sustaining social good, to nurture ideas that have the potential to benefit those who are disadvantaged in any way and give an opportunity for exceptional people to have the extra financial freedom that a scholarship provides to create a space to realise their talents.

Our aim is to seed innovative approaches which have the potential to take root and blossom into self-sustaining enterprises. We also want to encourage the networking of amongst an innovative community dedicated to social good such that each member gains insights from fellow collaborators ad together have the potential of being far more than the sum of their parts.

John and Kitty Chisholm