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Short bio:

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology and society, with an eye to how structural inequities shape and are shaped by technologies. She is currently conducting a multi-year ethnographic study of the US census to understand how data are made legitimate. Her previous studies have focused on media manipulation, algorithmic bias, privacy practices, social media, and teen culture. Her monograph "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" has received widespread praise. She is a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and on the advisory board of Electronic Privacy Information Center. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University, a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

Blog: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/
Twitter: @zephoria

Long bio:

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and a Visiting Professor at ITP at New York University. Dr. boyd's research focuses on the intersection of technology and society, with an eye to how structural inequities shape and are shaped by technologies. She is currently conducting a multi-year ethnographic study of the US census to understand how data are made legitimate. Her previous studies have focused on media manipulation, algorithmic bias, privacy practices, social media, and teen culture.

Dr. boyd has published multiple books, dozens of papers, hundreds of essays, and given countless talks. Her monograph "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" has received widespread praise from scholars, parents, and journalists and has been translated into 7 languages. As the founder of the independent research institute Data & Society, Dr. boyd has supported the development of research initiatives on topics as varied as ethics in computing, fairness in machine learning, algorithmic accountability, surveillance studies, disinformation, future of labor, and AI on the ground.

Dr. boyd is a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council. She sits on advisory boards for Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Brown University Department of Computer Science. She was selected by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to receive a 2019 Pioneer/Barlow Award and by the American Sociology Association to win the 2010 CITASA Award for Public Sociology. The Financial Times dubbed Dr. boyd "The High Priestess of Internet Friendship" while Fortune Magazine identified her as the smartest academic in tech. She was identified as one of Technology Review's 2010 Young Innovators under 35 (TR35) and selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2011 Young Global Leader. She is a former Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Dr. boyd received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University (under Andy van Dam), a master's degree from MIT Media Lab (under Judith Donath), and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 (under Peter Lyman and Mimi Ito). She has worked as a researcher for various corporations, including Intel, Tribe.net, Google, and Yahoo! She also created and managed a large online community for V-Day, a non-profit organization working to end violence against women and girls worldwide.

To read more of her writing, visit her blog at http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/ or check out her tweets @zephoria or read her papers.

 

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