Monthly Archives: September 2022

Democratic Data: Developing Digital Counterpower

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of data collection about individuals. U.S. law has traditionally approached data governance by focusing on individual privacy and contract adequacy. This approach, however, fails to grapple with the “relational” way that data is stored, analyzed, and utilized. We speak with Salomé Viljoen, an Assistant Professor of Law at The University of Michigan Law School about how future legal regimes can benefit from an understanding of a “relational” theory of data, and how the rise of big data has immense potential to create counter-power for traditionally marginalized members of our society and the environment. To highlight how lawyers can employ big data to generate counterpower, we also speak with Uzoma Nkwonta, Partner at Elias Law Group, to discuss his litigation efforts in the voting rights space, where he has employed cellphone metadata in litigation to quantify wait times at the polls.

Craft & Career: Katherine Lo ’05, producer, screenwriter, President of Eaton Workshop Hospitality – Part 1

The Craft & Career series connects with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their careers, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together.
We welcome our first guest for our second season, Katherine Lo ’05, a producer, screenwriter and multi-disciplinary talent, who also happens to be President of Eaton Workshop Hospitality Co.

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Professor Jamil Drake: Can Religion Play a Healthy Role in American Politics?

YDS alumna Emily Judd speaks to Assistant Professor of African American Religious History Jamil Drake about whether religion can play a healthy role in US politics; which political issues are being emphasized among Black church communities today; and how one survey in Virginia in the 1800s continues to negatively shape perceptions of Black Americans.