Sarah Myers West is a postdoctoral researcher at the AI Now Institute and an affiliate researcher at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.
Her research centers on the critical study of technology and culture, with an emphasis on historical and ethnographic methods.
She is currently working on a project that addresses the politics of diversity and inclusion in technological communities by exploring the nexus of artificial intelligence, gender, and intersectionality. She received her doctoral degree from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California in 2018, where her dissertation examined the cultural history and politics of encryption technologies from the 1960s to the present day. Her work is published in academic journals such as New Media & Society, Policy & Internet, Business and Society and the Internet Policy Review.