Catherine D’Ignazio

Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning, MIT

Catherine D’Ignazio is a hacker mama, scholar, and artist/designer who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has run women’s health hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise.

Her 2020 book from MIT Press, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. D’Ignazio is an assistant professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT where she is the Director of the Data + Feminism Lab.

dataplusfeminism.mit.edu
datafeminism.io

Catherine D’Ignazio can be seen in:

Plenary: Stories We Tell About Data Qiqo chat
13:00-14:15 UTC+0 | Thursday 10 Dec