Co-led by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts, the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is an interdisciplinary, intersectional research center committed to – reimagining technology, championing social, racial, and economic justice, and strengthening democracy through culture-making and public policy work.

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Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power

The UCLA Center for Internet Inquiry is also home to the Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power, an initiative that investigates the social impact of digital technologies on the broader public good.

Co-Founders

Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Dr. Safiya Noble (@safiyanoble) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies where she serves as the Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. She was recently appointed a Research Associate to the Oxford Internet Institute and is a Commissioner for the Oxford Commission on AI and Good Governance (OxCAIGG) convened at the University of Oxford. She is a board member of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, serving those vulnerable to online harassment. /more

Dr. Sarah T. Roberts

Sarah T. Roberts (@ubiquity75) is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Department of Information Studies where she serves as the Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry, and holds an appointment in Labor Studies. She was recently appointed a Research Associate to the Oxford Internet Institute as well as invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cyber Policy (at Chatham House). She is a 2018 Carnegie Fellow and a 2018 recipient of the EFF Barlow Pioneer Award for her groundbreaking research on content moderation of social media. /more

The UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.