NAVIGATE PI Carrigan publishes new book on Cracking the "Bro" Code

book cover of Cracking the Bro Code.

A new book authored by The NAVIGATE Project PI Coleen Carrigan explores why dominant racial and gender groups have preferential access to jobs in computing, and how feminist labor activism in computing culture can transform the field into a force that serves democracy and social justice.

Cracking the "Bro" Code (MIT Press, 2024) is a bold ethnographic study of sexism and racism in contemporary computing cultures theorized through the analytical frame of the “Bro Code.”

Drawing from feminist anthropology and STS, Carrigan shares in this book the direct experiences of women, nonbinary individuals, and people of color, including her own experiences in tech.