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Sasha Costanza-Chock (pronouns: they/them or she/her) is a scholar, activist, and media-maker, and currently Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the MIT Codesign Studio (codesign.mit.edu).

Their work focuses on social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha’s first book, Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets: Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement was published by the MIT Press in 2014. They are a board member of Allied Media Projects (AMP); AMP convenes the annual Allied Media Conference and cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world (alliedmedia.org).


Publications

Dec 17, 2012

Youth and Social Movements: Key Lessons for Allies

We have much to learn from young people who are already engaged in mobilizing their peers, families, and communities towards positive social transformation. This paper discusses… More


News

Feb 15, 2011

Questions for Secretary Clinton concerning "Internet freedom"

Faculty associate Matthew Hindman provoked an energetic email exchange among members of the extended Berkman Center community today, in anticipation of Secretary Clinton's … More


Events

Mar 30, 2011 @ 6:00 PM

Harvard-MIT-Yale Cyberscholar Working Group

at Yale Law School

Charlie DeTar of MIT on "Research, Service, and Ethics in contested spaces: How definitions can go wrong"; Seeta Peña Gangadharan of Yale on "Data integration and segregation:… More

Mar 1, 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Transmedia Mobilization

Sasha Costanza-Chock, Berkman Fellow

Media scholar/activist Sasha Costanza-Chock will discuss Transmedia Mobilization: "Don't ask 'is teh internets + or - for social movements?', look @ what movements r doing 2… More