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Team

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Safiya U. Noble, PhD

Founder & Director

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Vanessa Rhinesmith

Executive Director and Chief of Staff to Founder

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Akina (Aki) Younge

Director, Movement Collaborations

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Miyoko Conley, PhD

Administrative & Editorial Assistant

Community

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Miliaku Nwabueze, MFA

Just Tech Fellow

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Fallon Wilson, PhD

Research Fellow

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Brandi Collins-Dexter

Justice Fellow

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Avriel Epps, PhD

Research Fellow

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Victoria Copeland, PhD

Research Fellow

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Shazeda Ahmed, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Gabrielle Rejouis, JD

Research Fellow

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Amira Dhalla

Justice Fellow

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Xiaowei Wang,  PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

RDJ Fellows

The Race and Digital Justice (RDJ) Fellowship is a scholarly focused fellowship that is co-led by Professor Safiya Noble (UCLA) and Professor Abigail De Kosnik (Berkeley) with the intent of providing emerging scholars with the tools and support needed to to make impactful contributions to a wide variety of sectors. 

L.A. Fellows

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  • Jazmin "JD" Dantzler (she/her)

  • Avriel Epps (she/they)

  • James Epps 

  • Ngozi Harrison (he/him)

  • Ebony Oldham (they/them)

  • Skype Patrick (She/Her/They)

  • Ayantu Tibeso (she/her)

  • Ruth Livier Nuñez Villanueva

Bay Area Fellows

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  • Rabindra Hayashi (he/him)

  • Seyi Olojo​ (she/her)

  • Janiya Peters (she/her)

  • Vincente Perez (he/they)

  • Elizabeth Resor (she/her)

  • Rashad Arman Timmons (he/him)

  • Jaclyn Zhou (she/her)

Early Faculty Fellows

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  • Shazeda Ahmed (she/her)

  • Grace D. Gipson (she/her)

  • Kaily Heitz (she/her)

  • Ra/Malika Imhotep (they/them/ra)

  • Jingyi Li (they/them)

  • Caleb Luna (they/them)

  • Van Tran Nguyen (she/her)

  • Xiaowei Wang (they/them)

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