Ruha Benjamin is founder of the JUST DATA Lab and has been studying the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, and knowledge and power for more than 15 years. She is the author of “Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code” and editor of “Captivating Technology: Reimagining Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life,” among other publications.
Courses she teaches at Princeton include “Race is Socially Constructed: Now What?,” “Black to the Future: Science, Fiction, and Society,” and “Political Bodies: The Social Anatomy of Power and Difference.”
Ruha is also the recipient of numerous fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 2017 she received Princeton’s President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.