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Catherine D'Ignazio

Assistant Professor of Urban Science & Planning at MIT; Director of the Data + Feminism Lab

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Catherine D'Ignazio Biography

Catherine D'Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She is also Director of the Data + Feminism Lab which uses data and computational methods to work towards gender and racial equity, particularly as they relate to space and place.

D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has run reproductive justice hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. With Rahul Bhargava, she built the platform Databasic.io, a suite of tools and activities to introduce newcomers to data science.

Her book from MIT Press, "Data Feminism," co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & social justice has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston.

Prior to joining DUSP, D'Ignazio was an Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College in the Journalism Department, taught for seven years in the Digital + Media graduate program at Rhode Island School of Design and did freelance software development for more than ten years.

She holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab, an MFA from Maine College of Art, and a BA in International Relations (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University. D'Ignazio speaks English, Spanish and French and has lived in Buenos Aires, Paris and Catalunya.

She is a co-founder of the globally unknown spatial justice collective the Institute for Infinitely Small Things and an organizer with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science. D'Ignazio is a proud board member of Indigenous Women Rising, an organization working to advance Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options.

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Assistant Professor of Urban Science & Planning at MIT; Director of the Data + Feminism Lab

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Catherine D'Ignazio Biography

Catherine D'Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She is also Director of the Data + Feminism Lab which uses data and computational methods to work towards gender and racial equity, particularly as they relate to space and place.

D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has run reproductive justice hackathons, designed global news recommendation systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led walking data visualizations to envision the future of sea level rise. With Rahul Bhargava, she built the platform Databasic.io, a suite of tools and activities to introduce newcomers to data science.

Her book from MIT Press, "Data Feminism," co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. Her research at the intersection of technology, design & social justice has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and the proceedings of Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI). Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org and the Knight Foundation and exhibited at the Venice Biennial and the ICA Boston.

Prior to joining DUSP, D'Ignazio was an Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media at Emerson College in the Journalism Department, taught for seven years in the Digital + Media graduate program at Rhode Island School of Design and did freelance software development for more than ten years.

She holds an MS from the MIT Media Lab, an MFA from Maine College of Art, and a BA in International Relations (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Tufts University. D'Ignazio speaks English, Spanish and French and has lived in Buenos Aires, Paris and Catalunya.

She is a co-founder of the globally unknown spatial justice collective the Institute for Infinitely Small Things and an organizer with the Public Laboratory for Open Technology & Science. D'Ignazio is a proud board member of Indigenous Women Rising, an organization working to advance Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options.

Catherine D'Ignazio Videos

  • Catherine D’Ignazio on Data, Objectivity, and Bias
    How can data be biased? Isn’t it supposed to be an objective reflection of the real world? We all know that these are somewhat naive rhetorical...
  • DATA FEMINISM by Catherine D'Ignazio
    Catherine D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, equitable innovation and data literacy.

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  • How to book Catherine D'Ignazio?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Catherine D'Ignazio for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Catherine D'Ignazio, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Catherine D'Ignazio or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Catherine D'Ignazio?

    Speaking fees for Catherine D'Ignazio, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Catherine D'Ignazio charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Catherine D'Ignazio, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Catherine D'Ignazio?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Catherine D'Ignazio for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Catherine D'Ignazio for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Catherine D'Ignazio or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Catherine D'Ignazio or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Catherine D'Ignazio is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Catherine D'Ignazio for your event is available upon request. Catherine D'Ignazio generally travels from Cambridge, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Blair Imani, Loretta Ross, Valeriana Chikoti-Bandua, Heather Booth and Dorothy Roberts. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Catherine D'Ignazio for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Catherine D'Ignazio Speaker Videos

  • Catherine D’Ignazio on Data, Objectivity, and Bias
    How can data be biased? Isn’t it supposed to be an objective reflection of the real world? We all know that these are somewhat naive rhetorical questions, since data can easily inherit bias from...
    DATA FEMINISM by Catherine D'Ignazio
    Catherine D'Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, equitable innovation and data literacy.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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