Seeta Peña Gangadharan London School of Economics
Seeta Peña Gangadharan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics, and a Research Justice Organizer with the Our Data Bodies Project, an initiative that looks at digital data collection and human rights in partnership with local communities, community organizations, and social support networks to show how different data systems impact re-entry, fair housing, public assistance, and community development. She currently serves as a Program Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and Affiliate Fellow of Data & Society Research Institute. Previously, she was Senior Research Fellow at OTI addressing policies and practices related to digital inclusion, privacy, and Big Data, as well as a Postdoctoral Associate in Law and MacArthur Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Her research has been supported by grants from Digital Trust Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, Ford Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University and holds a M.Sc. from the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.