Danah Boyd

Founder at Data & Society Research Institute

Danah Boyd

Danah Boyd

Founder at Data & Society Research Institute

Overview
Career Highlights

Data & Society Research Institute

RelSci Relationships

2164

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

11/24/1977 - Altoona, PA, United States

Age

43

Number of Awards

2

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Professor at Institute for Advanced Study

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President at MacArthur Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at Glitch, Inc.

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Senior.Director, Ecosystems at Code for America Labs, Inc.

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Minister at Smithsonian Institution

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Vice Chair at Smithsonian Institution

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Former Head, Hospitalist Solutions at Aetna, Inc.

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Executive Director at Data & Society Research Institute

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Founder at Loris.ai, Inc.

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Researcher at Data & Society Research Institute

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Danah Boyd
Founder at Data & Society Research Institute
Education
PhD
Class of 2008

The School of Information is both UC Berkeley’s newest and its smallest school. Located in the center of campus, the I School is a graduate research and education community committed to expanding access to information and to improving its usability, reliability, and credibility while preserving security and privacy. This requires the insights of scholars from diverse fields — information and computer science, design, social sciences, management, law, and policy.

Attendee
Class of 1996

Manheim Township School District aspires to be a place where every individual finds the resources needed to learn, grow and succeed.

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Brown University is located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and was founded in 1764. It is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

Master's Degree in Sociable Media

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology devoted to projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia and design. Staff and students have backgrounds ranging from electrical engineering and computer science to sociology and music and others. The MIT Media Lab was founded by MIT Professor Nicholas Negroponte and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner and opened its doors in the Wiesner Building at MIT in 1985.

Memberships
Member
2011 - Current

Every year the World Economic Forum reviews thousands of nominations to find the most accomplished and inspiring young leaders to join the Forum of Young Global Leaders. The Forum of Young Global Leaders is a unique, multistakeholder community of more than 700 exceptional young leaders who share a commitment to shaping the global future. Young Global Leaders represent the future of leadership, coming from all regions of the world and representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia and media, as well as social entrepreneurs. Set up as an independent not-for-profit foundation, under the supervision of the Swiss Government, the Forum of Young Global Leaders works in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum to integrate young leaders into deep interaction with other stakeholders of global society.

Fellow
Current

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Career History
Founder
2013 - Current

Data & Society is a research institute in New York City that is focused on the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric technological development. Data & Society’s programs bring together different perspectives, research methods, and practices. They weave together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals. They see tremendous reciprocal benefits for network building and research when they are combined. The work and well-being of Data & Society is strengthened by the diversity of their network and their differences in background, culture, experience, and much more. They are committed to making certain that a wide array of perspectives are heard and that their research is publicly available.

Principal Researcher
Current

Microsoft Research conducts research in computer science and software engineering fields. It offers research services for both basic and applied research in computer science fields. Microsoft Research was founded by Richard Rashid in 1991 and is headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Co-Director, Internet Safety Technical Task Force
Prior

The Berkman Center was founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. The Berkman Center's mission is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Current

Electronic Privacy Information Center is an American private company located in Washington, DC. The firm operates research center that aims to protect internet privacy and freedom of expression. It was founded by David Sobel.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

NMC IS AN INTERNATIONAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT CONSORTIUM OF LEARNING-FOCUSED ORGANIZATIONS DEDICATED TO THE EXPLORATION AND USE OF NEW MEDIA AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING, RESEARCH, AND CREATIVE INQUIRY.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$5,000 - $10K
2018

Smithsonian Institution which was founded in 1846 is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

$5,000 - $10K
2017

Smithsonian Institution which was founded in 1846 is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

$5,000 - $10K
2016

Smithsonian Institution which was founded in 1846 is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

Advisors
Advisor

Co-Founder at Connected Camps

Awards & Honors
Rank #91
2012
Foreign Policy magazine - Top 100 Global Thinkers
MIT Technology Review - TR35 award
Events
Attendee
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America

Attendee
2004 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

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