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Berkman Klein Center Announces 2023-2024 Graduate Student Fellows

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2023-2024 Graduate Student Fellows


We are delighted to announce that four local-area students will join the Berkman Klein Center as Graduate Student Fellows in the 2023-2024 academic year. Shira Gur-Arieh, Bulelani Jili, Dylan Moses, and Brandon Sullivan will join our previously announced fellows to round out a robustly interdisciplinary and dynamic cohort studying the ways emerging technology and systems of power interrelate. As a home to scholars at many stages of career development, the Center is honored to welcome the energy and insights of these four gifted students who will advance their research agendas in our community in the coming year.


Shira Gur-AriehShira Gur-Arieh  is a doctoral student at Harvard Law School. Her dissertation examines questions that relate to legitimacy in machine-learning algorithms, and addresses whether they meet minimal conditions to deserve support and compliance from their subjects. Before coming to Harvard, Shira served as a clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and later worked as a lawyer at a non-profit organization focusing on economic justice issues.
Bulelani JiliBulelani Jili  is a Meta Research Ph.D. fellow at Harvard University. His research interests include ICT Development, Africa-China relations, Cybersecurity, Post-Colonial Thought, Data Governance, and Privacy law. He is also a Google Fellow at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong University Law, and a Fellow at the Atlantic Council. His research at the Berkman Klein Center focuses on how AI surveillance systems challenge data protection laws in East Africa.
Dylan MosesDylan Moses  is a third-year law student at Harvard Law School where he is an editor on both the Harvard Law Review and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. As a Graduate Student Fellow, Dylan’s work focuses on internet-powered technologies and their relationship to speech, privacy, and property. Prior to Harvard, Dylan spent time working on the social and technical sides of the internet. As a Trust & Safety practitioner, Dylan held several roles in content policy and operations at Facebook and YouTube, mitigating the risks of online hate speech, terrorism, and misinformation. He is a founding fellow with the Integrity Institute, where he advised regulators on several policy frameworks for governing social media platforms, both in the United States and abroad.
Brandon SullivanBrandon Sullivan is a Ph.D. in Political Science student at Boston University. He is interested in studying, broadly, the political economy of governance and security issues that pertain to emerging technology. Brandon is currently developing his research agenda in appreciating the ways that the regulatory state uses legal code, and other devices of liminal governance, to balance government and public interests, as well as regulatory costs to the private sector.  Before starting his Ph.D, Brandon served as Strategic Project Fellow with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and was a Civic Action Project (CAP) Fellow.  Through his capacity as a co-lead of a Caribbean-focused Wikimedia affiliate, he has served as a technical stakeholder on majority-world issues during the pre-negotiation phases of the UN Global Digital Compact (GDC), helping advise and inform UN member-states and stakeholders.

About the Berkman Klein Center

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at

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