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Pratika Katiyar

Research Assistant

Pratika Katiyar is a research assistant with the Berkman Klein Center and a leading free expression activist. She is an honors student at Northeastern University majoring in Communication Studies and Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. In the past, she held a Privacy Program Manager role at Amazon and was a digital policy fellow at PEN America.

Pratika is the youngest member of the Board of Directors of the Student Press Law Center, a national legal services nonprofit that protects and defends students' First Amendment rights. Over the past few years, she testified for New Voices legislation and spearheaded a nationwide campaign promoting First Amendment protections for student journalists. She has bylines and features in Teen Vogue, CNN, NBC, and more. She has been invited to speak for PEN America, Georgetown Law School, and the United Nations, among others. She is one of HerCampus x e.l.f. cosmetics 22 Under 22 most inspiring women.


Mar 19, 2024

Meet Jonathan Bellack, New Senior Director of the Applied Social Media Lab

Jonathan is Senior Director of the Applied Social Media Lab within the Berkman Klein Center. He is building a team of technologists to invent new social media approaches that…

Sep 14, 2023

Get To Know 23-24 RSM Visiting Scholar: Meredith Clark

Meredith Clark, Ph.D. is a 2023-2024 Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Rebooting Social Media (RSM) at the Berkman Klein Center. She is currently the Director of the…


The Crimson

Journalists and Activists Discuss Gender-Based Harassment at Harvard Berkman Klein Center Panel

BKC Research Assistant Pratika Katiyar was featured on a panel hosted by BKC discussing gender-based harassment.

Mar 27, 2023

I am a student and activist. I won’t be silenced.

BKC Research Assistant Pratika Katiyar writes about the effort to silence student voices and the need to codify protections for student journalists.

Feb 15, 2023


Mar 23, 2023 @ 12:00 PM

“Weaponizing Misogyny”: Gender-Based Harassment’s Impact on Journalists and Free Expression

Join IfRFA for a discussion of how gender-based harassment online and off shapes our speech environment, leading to differing coverage and barriers to the free expression of ideas…