The Center

The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is an interdisciplinary research center committed to reimagining technology, championing racial and economic justice in the tech sector, and strengthening democracy through culture-making and public policy work. The Center is home to the Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power, an initiative that investigates the social impact of digital technologies on the broader public good.

Scholars Council

The Scholars Council is an advisory communitywho are integral to our commitment to critical research. /meet the full council

Our Principles

Social Justice

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 articulate boundaries between donations and research.


We promote outreach, inclusion, and translation of research to ensure 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.


We invite funders to support our work with an understanding that quality research is best realized with independence.

Respect & Care

We aspire to cultivate practices of “mutual respect, care, pluralism and the duty of repair,” consistent with
UCLA Dept of Information Studies values.