Nicol Turner-Lee & Samantha Lai

Director; Program and Research Assistant, Center for Technology Innovation, Brookings Institution

About Nicol Turner-Lee & Samantha Lai

Nicol Turner-Lee is a fellow in Governance Studies and Director of the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, where she also serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the blog, TechTank. Dr TurnerLee researches public policy designed to enable equitable access to technology across the United States, and also global and domestic broadband deployment and internet governance issues. She is an expert on the intersection of race, wealth, and technology within the context of civic engagement, criminal justice and economic development. Her new book, Digitally Invisible: How the Internet is Creating the New Underclass will be published later this year and warns of the real-life consequences of the ever-growing digital divide.




Samantha Lai is a program and research assistant at the Brookings Institution's Center for Technology Innovation in Washington DC and is a co-producer of the TechTank podcast. Her research interests lie in intersectional tech, content moderation and internet governance.



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