UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry (C2i2) is an intersectional research community committed to reimagining technology, championing racial justice, and strengthening democracy through a mix of research, culture, and policy.

C2i2 was co-founded in 2019 by Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts and is home to the Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power

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 Faculty 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 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