Sasha Costanza Chock
Sasha Costanza Chock is the Director of Research and Design at the Algorithmic Justice League. They are also the faculty associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society, as well as a Steering Committee member of the Design Justice Network. They are a communications scholar, participatory designer, and activist. They graduated from Harvard University in 1998 with a Bachelors in Arts. They then went on to University of Pennsylvania to receive a Masters in Communication in 2003. Lastly the graduated with their PhD in Communication from the University of Southern California Annenberg School in 2011.
Before their current positions they were an Associate Professor of Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Their research concentrates on social activism, the media, and communications technologies. They are the author of several books. Two of their books: Out of the Shadows, into the Streets! Transmedia Organizing and the Immigrant Rights Movement , as well as Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need were published by the MIT Press. In 2019 they were a finalist for the Engineering and Technology PROSE Award for their book Design Justice and in 2019 they received the John S.W. Kellet ’47 Award from MIT.