Research & Initiatives

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power

Co-led by Dr. Safiya Noble and Dr. Sarah T. Roberts

Minderoo Initiative on Technology and Power at C2i2 critically investigates the social impact of digital technologies on communities and the broader public good. The initiative aims to create new paradigms for the public to understand the harms of tech platforms, predictive technologies, advertising-driven algorithmic content, and the work of digital laborers. /announcement

/C2i2 Impact Fund

Co-led by C2i2 Director of Research Dr. Stacy Wood

The C2i2 Impact Fund helps activists, artists and academics pursue research, scholarship, community-oriented programming and creative expression projects. This program is designed to support smaller-scale projects on a rolling basis. /learn more


Augmenting Social
Media Content Moderation

Led by C2i2 Co-Director Dr. Sarah T. Roberts

Supported by the National Science Foundation

Landlord Threat Typology

Co-led by Research Affiliates Dr. Matt Bui and Terra Graziani

/ with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and
the IDA B. WELLS Just Data Lab (Princeton)

Human Rights, Racism, & Emerging Tech Workshop

Led by C2i2 Co-Director Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Support from the Knight Foundation

Select Writings


The Loss Of Public Goods To Big Tech

by Safiya Umoja Noble

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Google Has a Striking History of Bias Against Black Girls

by Safiya Umoja Noble

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The Atlantic

Social Media’s Silent Filter

by Sarah T. Roberts

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