2019-2020 Faculty Fellow

Anita Say Chan

Anita Say Chan studies feminist data cultures, data justice networks, and research practice across the global Americas.

Anita Say Chan is an Associate Professor of Communications in School of Information Sciences and the College of Media at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. At UIUC, she directs the Community Data Clinic at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, running active partnerships with Cunningham Township, Champaign County Community Coalition, and the Champaign Country Mental Health Board. Her first book, Networking Peripheries: Technological Futures and the Myth of Digital Universalism (MIT Press, 2014), explored the competing imaginaries of global connection and information technologies in network-age Peru. As a 2019-20 Data & Society Fellow, she researches decolonial, feminist data methods. This summer, she will be a Fulbright Specialist at the University Javeriana in Bogota advancing work on the relational infrastructures of feminist data collectives in Latin America.

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