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Catherine D'Ignazio

Catherine D'Ignazio is an Assistant Professor of Civic Media and Data Visualization Storytelling in the Journalism Department at Emerson College. She is a Principal Investigator at the Emerson Engagement Lab, a Research Affiliate at the MIT Center for Civic Media and the MIT Media Lab, and an organizer with the Public Laboratory for Technology and Science. Her research focuses on data literacy and visualization for civic engagement and community empowerment. Catherine is currently writing about Feminist Data Visualization; working with the Public Lab to explore the possibilities for journalistic storytelling with DIY environmental sensors; and planning the second “Make the Breastpump Not Suck” Hackathon at the MIT Media Lab. Prior, she co-developed suite of tools for data literacy; developed software to geolocate news articles; and designed an application to promote global news discovery.