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CDT Welcomes New Non-Resident Fellows for 2021-2022

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is excited to welcome a new class of members to our Non-Resident Fellows Program. This year’s cohort is composed of talented individuals from a wide variety of organizations and backgrounds, bringing fresh insight and the latest in academic research to CDT’s work.

CDT’s Fellows program seeks to engage academics in the major tech policy conversations of today. The program is part of CDT’s effort to develop spaces that bring together researchers, policymakers, and other subject matter experts to advance more informed policy solutions. Fellows collaborate on projects with CDT’s policy experts and participate in CDT events, and CDT works to amplify and share their relevant research.  

The incoming Fellows are:

  • Sandra Braman, Abbott Professor of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University. Sandra Braman is a professor in the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. Professor Braman’s work on the macro-level effects of digital technologies and their policy implications has been supported by the United States National Science Foundation and by the Ford, Rockefeller, and Soros Foundations.
  • Anupam Chander, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law. Professor Anupam Chander is an expert on the global regulation of new technologies. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. 
  • Casey Fiesler, Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder. Professor Casey Fiesler researches and teaches in the areas of technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities.
  • Dipayan Ghosh, Co-director, Digital Platforms & Democracy Project, Harvard Kennedy School. Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. is the co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and faculty at Harvard Law School. He researches and writes on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, disinformation, and internet economics.
  • Rachel Kuo, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rachel Kuo is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on race, social movements, and digital technology.
  • Jasmine McNealy, Associate Professor, University of Florida. Professor Jasmine McNealy is an associate professor in the Department of Telecommunication, in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, where she studies information, communication, and technology with a view toward influencing law and policy. Her research focuses on privacy, online media, and communities.
  • Maria Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo. Maria Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo. Her research is at the intersection of applied demography, computational social science, and social policy.
  • Saiph Savage, Adjunct Professor, West Virginia University. Saiph Savage is an Adjunct Professor for West Virginia University’s Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Savage’s work focuses on the area of machine learning and human computer interaction.

They join 19 continuing Fellows:

  • Alessandro Acquisti, Professor of Information Technology and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Annie Antón, Professor and Chair, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hannah Bloch-Wehba, Assistant Professor of Law, Texas A&M
  • Michael Carroll, Professor of Law & Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, American University Washington College of Law
  • Kate Carter, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Catherine Crump, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology
  • Susan Freiwald, Interim Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Francisco
  • Gautam Hans, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University
  • Jennifer Holt, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of California Santa Barbara
  • Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Professor of History and Director of American Studies, Vanderbilt University
  • Margot Kaminski, Associate Professor and Privacy Director, University of Colorado Law School
  • Aleksandra Kuczerawy, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Leuven
  • Shobita Parthasarathy, Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Kim Ochs, Adjunct Professor, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Mark Raymond,  Wick Cary Assistant Professor of International Security, University of Oklahoma
  • Neil Richards, Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Pamela Samuelson, Richard M. Sherman Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
  • Stefaan Verhulst, Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance LaboratoryThe Governance Lab at NYU

The announcement today formalizes new members in the fellowship program, strengthening CDT’s cross-disciplinary approach to its mission to advance civil rights and civil liberties in the digital age.