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Sarah Myers West received her doctoral degree from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and is an affiliate researcher at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet and Society.

In fall 2018, she will join the AI Now Institute at New York University as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Sarah’s research centers on the critical study of technology and culture, with an emphasis on issues relating to privacy, security, and algorithmic bias. Her dissertation examines the cultural history and politics of encryption technologies from the 1960s to the present day, arguing that the history of encryption provides a counter-narrative to the culture of connectivity.

In the next stage of her work, she will study the politics of diversity and inclusion in technological communities, focusing on artificial intelligence, gender, and intersectionality. She is the managing editor for Global Voices Advocacy’s Netizen Report, and worked as a Google Policy Fellow for the Electronic Frontier Foundation in the summer of 2015.


Publications

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Designing Successful Governance Groups

Lessons for Leaders from Real-World Examples

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society, together with the Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers (NoC), is pleased to announce the release of a new publication… More

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

Multistakeholder as Governance Groups: Observations from Case Studies

The project explores existing multistakeholder governance groups with the goal of informing the future evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem. The research effort… More