Seeta Peña Gangadharan

Assistant Professor, Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science; Program Fellow, New America’s Open Technology Institute

Seeta Peña Gangadharan is a Program Fellow at New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI) and an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work lies at the intersection of communication policy and social justice. She focuses on the nature of digital inequalities, data and discrimination, social dynamics of technology adoption, communication rights, and media justice.

Seeta is currently engaged in two multi-year research projects. Funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant, the first project looks at digital privacy and data literacy at libraries and partners with Brooklyn Public Library, Data & Society Research Institute, Metropolitan New York Library Council, and Research Action Design. The second—supported by the Digital Trust Foundation—examines digital privacy, data-based discrimination, and vulnerable populations. The study features collaboration with The Center for Community Transitions (Charlotte, North Carolina), Allied Media Projects/Detroit Community Technology Project (Detroit, Michigan), and Los Angeles Community Action Network/Stop LAPD Spying Coalition (Los Angeles, California).  



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