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Dominique Harrison

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Director, Technology Policy
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Dr. Dominique Harrison is the Director of Technology Policy at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, where she leads a program dedicated to exploring the impact of emerging technologies and developing policy solutions to improve the lives of Black communities. The program highlights urgent issues on platform accountability, broadband access and adoption, and privacy & algorithmic fairness. Prior to joining the Joint Center, Dr. Harrison served as Project Director in the Aspen Digital Program at the Aspen Institute, where she conceived, developed, and led projects at the intersection of equity, technology, and public policy. She also worked at the United Nations Development Program Washington, D.C. office and at Internews. Her previous academic appointments include faculty and instructor positions at Howard University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Trinity Washington University. Dr. Harrison serves as a member of the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment (ACDDE) and PolicyLink’s Tech Equity Framework Initiative. She is an advisory council member for the Center for Democracy and Technology, and she serves as a member of the Rock Health Summit Innovation council. Dr. Harrison earned her B.S. in Advertising from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Technology, Policy and Society from Howard University. Her scholarship focuses on race, multistakeholder governance, and communications policy.


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