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Rashida Richardson

Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science

Rashida Richardson specializes in race, emerging technologies, and the law. Richardson researches the social and civil rights implications of data driven technologies, including artificial intelligence, and develops policy interventions and regulatory strategies regarding data driven technologies, government surveillance, racial discrimination, and the technology sector.

Her featured course is POLS 3323: Race, Inequality, and the Law.

Reidenberg-Kerr Award for Outstanding Scholarship by a Junior Scholar, Privacy Law Scholars Conference | June 2021

2021 International Strategy Forum Fellow, Schmidt Futures | April 2021

32 Innovators Who Are Building A Better Future, Wired Magazine | December 2020

The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC August | 2020-Present

Senior Fellow, Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiatives Open Society Foundation, Research Grant | 2020- 2021

Ford Foundation, Research Grant | 2020- 2021

Macarthur Foundation, Research Grant | Fall 2020 & Spring 2021

Annie E. Casey Foundation, Research Grant | 2020- 2021

  • Education

    Wesleyan University, B.A. with Honors in College of Social Studies (interdisciplinary major of Economics, Government, History and
    Social Theory), May 2008

    Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., May 2011

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