Zara Rahman is a researcher, writer, and linguist who is interested in the intersection of power, race, and technology. She has travelled and worked in more than 25 countries in the field of information accessibility and data use in civil society, and speaks four languages fluently. She worked for OpenOil, investigating the use and availability of open data in the extractive industries, then worked for Open Knowledge, primarily with School of Data on data literacy for journalists and civil society. Now, she is a Research Lead at The Engine Room where she leads their Responsible Data Program, supporting the responsible use of data in advocacy and social change. Her work at Data & Society looks into creative and artistic ways of boosting critical data and tech literacy.
Zara’s work is partially supported by a Shuttleworth Flash Grant.