Social Justice and Tech Reading Group

The Social Justice and Tech Reading Group is co-sponsored by Sara Fine Institute at School of Computing and Information and the Research Ethics and Society Initiative (RESI). All students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in discussions of recently published texts that explore technology and implications on health and well-being, data ethics, and designing for social justice.


Spring 2021 Reading Group - Upcoming Events

On April 26 at noon, the Social Justice and Tech Reading Group will host Dr. Chris Gilliard (@hypervisible) for a discussion of his work. Please register for this event to receive the Zoom details.

Prior to the event, please read the following three examples of Dr. Gilliard's writing. Dr. Gilliard will be in attendance at the Reading Group to engage in the discussion of the issues raised in this writing:

"Caught in the Spotlight" in Urban Omnibus (January 9, 2020)

"Friction-Free Racism" in Real Life (October 15, 2018)

"Privacy’s Not an Abstraction" in Fast Company (March 29, 2019)

Dr. Chris Gilliard is a writer, professor and speaker. His scholarship concentrates on digital privacy, surveillance, and the intersections of race, class, and technology. He is an advocate for critical and equity-focused approaches to tech in education. His ideas have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Ed, and Vice Magazine. He is a Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center Visiting Research Fellow, a member of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Scholars Council, and a member of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project community advisory board.