Virginia Eubanks is an associate professor of political science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor (Macmillan, 2018); Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age (The MIT Press, 2012); and coeditor, with Alethia Jones, of Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: Forty Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith (SUNY Press, 2014). Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in Scientific American, The Nation, Harper’s, and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. She was a founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project and a 2016–2017 Fellow at New America. She lives in Troy, NY.
Virginia Eubanks served on the 2020 Selection Committee for Just Tech’s Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Competition.