Data Justice-Community Justice

FY20 Awardee Profile: Data Justice-Community Justice 


  • Victoria Robinson, Lecturer & American Cultures Program Director
  • David Harding, Professor of Sociology, Faculty Director, Social Sciences D-Lab
  • Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, Social Sciences D-Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley

The UC Berkeley Data Justice-Community Justice Initiative will enhance community-driven research in the undergraduate curriculum. The project, in which students will create data science projects to address societal problems, links the public service mission of the university with instruction. Students will interact through some of the more than 100 existing partnerships that Berkeley’s American Cultures Engaged Scholars Program has with Bay Area communities, as well as with campus entities such as Social Science Data Laboratory (D-Lab) and the University Library. Data sets will be created using a principled framework that ensures the data created will be accessible, searchable and sharable, and that it is collected in an ethically responsible way.