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Zara Rahman

Independent Consultant; Visiting Research Collaborator | Cornell University

Zara Rahman is a British-Bangladeshi author and researcher whose interests lie at the intersection of power, technology and justice. Her book, Machine Readable Me: The Hidden Ways Tech Shapes Our Identities, was published in October 2023 by 404 Ink, and builds upon over a decade of research on how data about who we are is used to shape the paths available to us in life. She has held fellowships at Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and is currently a visiting research collaborator at Cornell University. Rahman serves on the board of Saheli, a UK-based nonprofit providing support and refuge to women of color fleeing domestic abuse, and on the Board of A People’s Guide to Tech, an organization helping you navigate your past and future with technology. Her words have appeared in the Daily Dot, Himal Southasian, and the New Humanitarian, among others, and she is a frequent public speaker, moderator and host, and media commentator. Rahman currently works as an independent research and strategy consultant with nonprofits and philanthropy, supporting them to build bridges between digital rights and other social justice movements.

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