The Digital Interests Lab is looking for two postdoctoral fellows starting September 2022 with opportunity for renewal. The fellows will work in close collaboration with each other and Dr. Anne L. Washington, NYU Assistant Professor of Data Policy and Director of the Lab. The 2022-2024 fellowships invite complementary skills for approaching old problems in new data technology.
The Racial Equity fellow will identify legacies of institutional inequality in emerging data technology, specifically tracing digital patterns of enforced racial hierarchies and historic injustice in Black, brown, indigenous, and other marginalized communities. The Racial Equity fellow will emphasize public scholarship to general audiences. Experience with naturalistic fieldwork is a plus. More Info and Application here.
The Data Justice fellow will harness technology to imagine alternatives, promote solutions, or build responses to the impact of racism in digital infrastructure. The Data Justice fellow will translate academic research into actionable ideas, such as responding to legislative requests and writing for policy audiences. This is not a data science position although anyone is welcome who has advanced technical skills, openness to new methods, and an ability to write. More Info and Application here.
Based at New York University (NYU), the Digital Interests Lab is a research collaborative that fosters interdisciplinary scholarship on governance and public accountability for emerging data technology. The fellowships are funded by Microsoft Corporation.
The fellows will be positioned with NYU’s Department of Applied Statistics, Social Sciences and Humanities, which is part of NYU’s Washington Square Park campus, however non-resident fellows are welcomed. The department is within the School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The Lab is part of NYU’s Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM).
Applications are open and close Monday, June 6, 2022.