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Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist specializing on the impacts of migration technologies on people crossing borders. She co-runs the Refugee Law Lab at York University and the Migration and Technology Monitor, which funds community grounded projects on border tech. Petra is working on her first book Artificial Borders: AI, Surveillance, and Border Tech Experiments.


Computer Weekly

New Border Force unit to deploy more surveillance tech in Channel

"Instead of investing in costly technologies, governments could be using this money to strengthen access to justice, services and psycho-social support for people who are…

Feb 9, 2023

These Tiny Greek Islands Have Become Unlikely Laboratories for Global Corporations

BKC Fellow Petra Molnar discusses surveillance and the use of tiny islands as spaces for large tech companies.  Petra Molnar, a lawyer…

Nov 18, 2022


May 17, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

7 Fellows Predict the Future: Many questions and some answers on human capital, artificial intelligence, politics, and rights!

Come through for the 2022-2023 BKC Fellows' lighting talks on May 17...

Mar 28, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

March 28: Storytelling, Migration Journeys, and Technology — Photo Exhibit

This exhibit asks the audience to consider and evaluate the human cost of an increasingly automated world.