The Race + Data Science Lecture Series aims to celebrate and advance research in the areas of race and data, engineering, and computational science. With this series of events, our goal is to improve how we as data scientists and data-adjacent researchers speak about race. 

Guest Speaker

Jasmine McNealy, Associate Professor, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida

Details & Recording

Wednesday, December 8 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET) – Virtual

Chair & Moderator

Kathleen R. McKeown, Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, Columbia University

Abstract & Biography

Design + Power: Policy for the Ecology of Influence

Platforms, apps, and other technology used by and deployed on us create persuasive environments. This talk advances the ecological approach to data governance by examining the interactions, relationships, and connections that design provokes in data systems. More importantly, this talk examines the role of policy in reshaping these persuasive systems with the goal of mitigating or stopping the possible harms from data collection. 

Bio: Jasmine McNealy is an Associate Professor of Telecommunication at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses on regulation and policy. She researches media, technology, and law with an emphasis on privacy, surveillance and data governance. She is also the Associate Director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at UF, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

The Race + Data Science Lecture Series is supported by funding from the MacArthur Foundation and New America.