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Catherine D’Ignazio is a scholar, artist/designer, and hacker mama who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy, and civic engagement. She is an associate professor of Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She is also the director of the Data + Feminism Lab, which uses data and computational methods to work toward gender and racial justice, particularly in relation to space and place. Prior to joining MIT, she was an Assistant Professor of Data Visualization and Civic Media in the Journalism Department at Emerson College. D’Ignazio’s book, Data Feminism (MIT Press 2020), co-authored with Lauren F. Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices. Her forthcoming book, Counting Feminicide: Data Feminism in Action (MIT Press 2024), highlights how mainstream data science can learn a lot from the care and memory work of grassroots feminist activists across the Americas.