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Diana is a joint Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society and at The Center for Research on Computation and Society at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She is a 2024 incoming Assistant Professor at Brown University in the Department of Computer Science and the Data Science Institute.

Diana researches the intersection of technology and society, focusing on security and privacy, human-computer interaction, digital literacy, behavioral health, and technology policy to improve online safety and well-being for vulnerable and marginalized populations. She is a recipient of the Meta Research Fellowship, a Digital Life Doctoral Fellowship at Cornell Tech, a Data and Society Research Institute Fellowship, and a graduate of NYU and Columbia University. She was a 2022-23 affiliate at the Center for Information Technology and Policy at the University of North Carolina.

Diana’s research has been recognized with an ACM CHI Best Paper Award, an ACM CSCW Honorable Mention, and a CSCW paper recognition for her contribution to Diversity and Inclusion. Diana’s advocacy work has been recognized with an Advocate of New York City Award from the New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. Her research has been featured by media outlets that include The New York Times, MIT Technology Review, Wired, NPR, and Time Magazine.


Initiative for Digital Public Infrastructure at UMass Amherst

Reframing Digital Safety with Diana Freed: For Survivors and Youth, The Biggest Threats Come From Everyday Tech

Diana Freed sits down with Ethan Zuckerman to talk about digital safety for young people and survivors of intimate partner violence.

May 29, 2024