danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology and society, and she is the author of It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens along with numerous academic publications.
In addition to her academic work, danah has worked for multiple technology companies, including Macromedia, Intel, Tribe.net, Google, and Yahoo! She has also advised various companies on topics ranging from content moderation policies to algorithmic bias.
In 2013, danah founded the research institute Data & Society, where she currently serves as an advisor. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and sits on the advisory boards of Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Partnership for Public Service. She is a former trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian and a former director of and current advisor to Crisis Text Line. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University, a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.