Virginia Eubanks


Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the PoorDigital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age; and co-editor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith. Her investigative reporting about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific AmericanThe NationHarper’s, and Wired. She is currently working on a memoir about community violence, PTSD, and caregiving and, with Andrea Quijada, gathering oral histories of the global automated welfare state for Voice of Witness. She is a 2022 scholar-in-residence at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). She lives in Troy, NY.