Meredith Whittaker

Faculty Director

Mariah Peebles

Managing Director

Julia Bloch Thibaud

People Operations Lead

Varoon Mathur

Technology Fellow

Casey Gollan

Finance, Development, and Operations Lead

Alejandro Calcaño Bertorelli

Special Projects and Communications Lead

Amba Kak

Director of Global Policy & Programs

Joy Lisi Rankin

Research Lead, Gender, Race, and Power in AI

Luke Strathmann

Editorial Lead

Sarah Myers West

Postdoctoral Researcher

Elizabeth Kaziunas

Research Lead, Algorithmic Care Project

Erin McElroy

Postdoctoral Researcher

Noopur Raval

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nantina Vgontzas

Postdoctoral Researcher


J. Khadijah Abdurahman

Tech Impact Network Research Fellow

Shazeda Ahmed

Visiting Scholar

Wendy Chun

Visiting Professor

Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Artist Fellow

Joan Greenbaum

Visiting Professor

Lilly Irani

Visiting Scholar

Frank Pasquale

Visiting Scholar

Jonathan Sterne

Visiting Professor

NYU Area Leads

Jane Anderson

Anthropology & Archival Studies

Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies

R. Luke DuBois


Co-Director, Integrated Digital Media, NYU Tandon

Lisa Gitelman

Historical Epistemology

Professor of Media and English

Rachel Greenstadt

Privacy and Security

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, NYU Tandon

Vincent Southerland

Criminal Justice

Executive Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law

Advisory Board

Sunny Bates

Founder and CEO

Sunny Bates Associates

Ryan Calo

Co-founder, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab

University of Washington School of Law

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar

Justice, Supreme Court of California

Advisory Board Chair, AI Now Institute

Cynthia Dwork

Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science, Harvard Paulson School of Engineering

Radcliffe Alumnae Professor, Radcliffe Institute

Peter Galison

Pellegrino University Professor in History of Science and Physics

Harvard University

Sherrilyn Ifill

President and Director-Counsel

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Julie Samuels

Executive Director


Lucy Suchman

Professor, Anthropology of Science and Technology

Lancaster University

Nicole Wong


NWong Strategies

Academic Council

Solon Barocas

Cornell University

Geoffrey Bowker

UC Irvine

Benjamin Bratton

UC San Diego

Simone Browne

University of Texas at Austin

Finn Brunton

New York University

Jenna Burrell

UC Berkeley

Wendy Chun

Brown University

Danielle Citron

University of Maryland School of Law

Julie Cohen

Georgetown Law

Paul Dourish

UC Irvine

Andrew Ferguson

American University Washington College of Law

Lisa Gitelman

New York University

Sara Hendren

Olin College of Engineering

Lilly Irani

UC San Diego

Matthew Jones

Columbia University

Ian Kerr

University of Ottawa

Karen Levy

Cornell University

Lev Manovich

City University of New York

Shannon Mattern

The New School

Eden Medina

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arvind Narayanan

Princeton University

Gina Neff

Oxford Internet Institute

Safiya Umoja Noble

USC Annenberg

Jussi Parikka

University of Southampton

Frank Pasquale

University of Maryland School of Law

Jack Qiu

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Christian Sandvig

University of Michigan

Natasha Schüll

New York University

Jonathan Sterne

McGill University

Fred Turner

Stanford University

Hanna Wallach

University of Massachusetts Amherst and Microsoft Research

McKenzie Wark

The New School

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