Tech justice advocate | Professor of African American Studies | Author
Ruha Benjamin is a Princeton University Professor of African American Studies, an author of acclaimed books like "Race After Technology," and the founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab. She investigates the social impact of science, medicine, and technology, focusing on the connection between innovation, inequity, health, justice, knowledge, and power.
With a BA from Spelman College and an MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, Benjamin has also held postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and Harvard. She has received multiple prestigious awards and fellowships, including from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Science Foundation. Benjamin's work is published in top journals and has been covered by prominent news outlets such as NBC News, WIRED, and National Geographic.