Portrait of danah boyd

danah boyd

Principal Researcher


danah boyd's research centers on the intersection of people, social practices, and technology. She is interested in how mediated environments alter the structural conditions in which people operate and how people navigate and repurpose these environments for their own needs. Her current work investigates how youth culture, privacy, the current "big data" and AI phenomenon, and unintended outcomes of social technologies. She is the author of "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens". danah is also a Research Assistant Professor at New York University and the founder and executive director of the Data & Society Research Institute, a NYC-based think/do tank. When bored or frustrated, danah is known to blow off steam by ranting on her blog.