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Our annual Fellowship Program has supported Data & Society’s crucial ongoing field-building work at the intersection of data-centric technology and society.

Our fellows help ensure that new connections and perspectives deepen and expand our community’s understanding of the challenges and opportunities society faces in a data-centric world. Please meet our current and past fellows here.

More about Fellows at Data & Society

Since our launch in 2014, Data & Society has hosted a variety of practitioners and academics–data scientists and engineers, lawyers and librarians, ethnographers and creators, historians and activists. Fellows have pursued academic research, written code, created art, brought together communities of activists and practice, run workshops and hosted convenings, worked closely with Data & Society’s in-house research team across research initiatives and each other, and much more.

Previous classes of Data & Society fellows have connected us more deeply to the field through individual projects, mutual support, contribution to core research projects, and insightful public communications. They have had work appear in The New York Times’ op-ed, technology, and arts sections; at Internet Freedom Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, W3C, Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, and Eyeo Festival; and in viral digital videos about data surveillance and bio-design.

Fellowship News (as of January 30, 2023)

As Data & Society continues to develop and change, so do our programs. With that in mind, we’ve decided to hit pause on our Fellows program for the 2023 – 24 cohort year. For us, this is the right time to step back and reflect on how fellowships in general — and our fellowship program in particular — connect to our strategy and our research areas and how it might best serve our network going forward. And we want to be honest: it’s possible we will emerge with a different understanding of what is most needed in the field and what’s essential to support an excellent fellowship experience. Regardless, we’ll be focused on continuing to build a strong network and bringing leading thinkers into D&S.We are so proud of our nine cohorts of fellows for all they’ve done at Data & Society and beyond as they anchor a field of researchers and practitioners that’s growing in size and influence. Please stay tuned for more.

Fellows Highlights