Catherine D’Ignazio

Academia / Research


Catherine D’Ignazio is the Director of the Data + Feminism Lab and  an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

Catherine is interested in creative ways to democratize data science for social justice and have recently written the book Data Feminism together with Lauren F. Klein. Catherine makes public art & design projects, write software code & research papers, teach urban planning and computer science students, and run data storytelling workshops and feminist hackathons. Catherine is a compulsive collaborator, joiner and organizer and affiliated with the below organizations. Catherine has 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.

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