Seeta Peña Gangadharan

Associate Professor, Principal Investigator and Founder

Dr Seeta Peña Gangadharan is Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work focuses on  inclusion, exclusion, and marginalization, as well as questions around democracy, social justice, and technological governance. She currently co-leads two projects: Our Data Bodies, which examines the impact of data collection and data-driven technologies on members of marginalized communities in the United States, and Justice, Equity, and Technology, which explores the impacts of data-driven technologies and infrastructures on European civil society. She is also a visiting scholar in the School of Media Studies at The New School, Affiliated Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, and Affiliate Fellow of Data & Society Research Institute.

Esra Özkan
Co-Director Justice, Equity and Technology Table

Esra has been active in a variety of grassroots groups and civil society organisations in Turkey and in Belgium. She is interested in how social movements can provide a context for individual and community transformation as a pathway to experiencing freedom and justice in our lifetimes. She is passionate about and learning from the histories of communities of resistance and networks of solidarity. She is part of LABO vzw, a non-profit educational organisation that strives as a movement towards a strong civil society that work to create social change and a commitment to social justice. Previously she worked at European Network Against Racism (ENAR) as Network Development Officer and Merhaba vzw as Movement Project Coordinator.

Sanne Stevens
Co-Director Justice, Equity and Technology Table

Sanne Stevens is a researcher, trained facilitator and advisor with many years of experience working with civil society organisations and media organisations in field of data-driven technology and digital security. Her work focuses on how data-driven technologies reinforce and transform powerstructures, surveillance technologies and strategies of subversion and resistance. Besides conducting critical research, she facilitates workshops, meetings and practical workshops for activists, journalists and civil society worldwide about basic digital security practices, surveillance, data tracking and strategies against online harassment.