UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is a critical internet studies community committed to reimagining technology, championing social justice, and strengthening human rights through research, culture, and public policy.
/Policy Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry
Dr. Tiera Tanksley
/Faculty Fellow, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry
/Storyteller in Residence, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry
They are the founder of We Be Imagining, a public interest technology project at Columbia University’s INCITE Center and The American Assembly’s Democracy and Trust Program. WBI draws on the Black radical tradition to develop public technology through infusing academic discourse with the performance arts in partnership with community based organizations. Khadijah is co-founded the Otherwise School: Tools and Techniques of Counter-Fascism alongside Sucheta Ghoshal’s Inquilab at the University of Washington, HCDE. They’ve most recently guest edited Logic Magazine: Beacons and ACM Interactions: Unmaking Democracy. Their most recent writings can be found in The Funambulist and Columbia’s Law and Race Journal.
Her work arises from her doctoral research on the dehumanization of the laboring body under industrial capitalism, her organizing for policies to support community safety and harm reduction, and her lived experience of financial deplatforming and algorithmic surveillance as a sex worker. A professional dominatrix trained in the humanities, she also analyzes the symbiotic relationship between popular imaginings of sex work/ers and the legislation that criminalizes our labor.
Always with the goal of decriminalization and liberation, Snow’s research currently centers around the surveillance of in-person sex workers by Big Tech and the violence of financial and social deplatforming. She holds a PhD in American literature, and prior to joining C2i2, she was a research fellow at New York University’s AI Now Institute.