The Scholars Council is an integral part of our commitment to standing up to unjust technologies and systems of oppression:
The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is an interdisciplinary research center committed to holding those who create unjust technologies and systems accountable for the erosion of equity, trust, and participation – in order to reimagine technology, champion racial justice, and strengthen democracy.
Co-Founded by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts, the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry is committed to community impact through research, culture making, and public policy.
We deeply believe our research should have community impact, and foster racial and social justice
We recognize that transparency of funding sources is a crucial ethical dimension of our work, and we seek to clearly articulate the boundaries between donations and research
We promote outreach, inclusion, and translation of research to ensure public accessibly for greater impact and positive social change
We believe in, and support, a global network of research and advocacy relationships worldwide that are interested in critical inquiries of the internet and society
We invite funders to support our work with an understanding that quality research is best realized with independence
RESPECT & CARE
We aspire to cultivate relationships and practices of “mutual respect, care, pluralism and the duty of repair,” consistent with UCLA Department of Information Studies values
The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry is made possible through generous support from: