danah boyd

Founder, Data & Society

danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder/president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on examining and addressing inequities in society connected to sociotechnical systems. Her current work is focused on interrogating what makes data legitimate, with an eye to the US census. Her book on youth practices – “It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens” – has received widespread praise from scholars, parents, and journalists. Dr. boyd received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Brown University, a master’s degree in sociable media from MIT Media Lab, and a PhD from the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley. She currently serves on the boards of Crisis Text Line and the Social Science Research Council.