Session Speaker

Seeta Peña Gangadharan


Seeta Peña Gangadharan

Biography

Seeta Peña Gangadharan’s research lies at the intersection of technology, civil society, andcommunication policy, focusing on issues related to digital inequalities. Since joining the Open Technology Institute (OTI) in July 2011, she has written and spoken widely about digital inclusion, privacy, and marginal internet users. Her work has identified privacy and surveillance norms and practices in underserved communities and exposed the lack of knowledge about privacy and surveillance among frontline staff at digital-literacy organizations. She has also examined the impacts of data profiling on historically marginalized communities. Between 2011 and 2013, she led OTI's research and evaluation of broadband access and adoption programs.

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