About

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. C2i2 is committed to impact through research, culture making, and public policy. C2i2 is also home of the Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power, an initiative that critically investigates the social impact of digital technologies on communities and the broader public good.

Leadership

Safiya Umoja Noble
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Sarah T. Roberts
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Vanessa Rhinesmith
Executive Director
Stacy Wood
Research Director

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Scholars Council

The Scholars Council is an integral part of our commitment to standing up to unjust technologies and systems of oppression:

Danielle Citron
Boston University
Ruha Benjamin
Princeton University
Charlton McIlwain
New York University
Gina Neff
Oxford University
Simone Browne
University of Texas Austin
Ananya Roy
UCLA

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Our Guiding Principles

SOCIAL JUSTICE

We deeply believe our research should have community impact, and foster racial and social justice #BLM✊🏾

TRANSPARENCY

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

IMPACT

We promote outreach, inclusion, and translation of research to ensure public accessibly for greater impact and positive social change

GLOBAL NETWORK

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

INDEPENDENCE

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

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    The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry is made possible through generous support from: