I’m Catherine D’Ignazio, Director of the Data + Feminism Lab and an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
I’m interested in creative ways to democratize data science for social justice and have recently written the book Data Feminism together with Lauren F. Klein. I make public art & design projects, write software code & research papers, teach urban planning and computer science students, and run data storytelling workshops and feminist hackathons. I’m a compulsive collaborator, joiner and organizer and affiliated with the below organizations. I have also recently joined the board of directors of Indigenous Women Rising, an amazing group of Native women innovators who are working for equity in health care.