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The Just Tech Fellowship Names Its Inaugural Class

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The Just Tech program is funded by a range of philanthropic foundations committed to cultivating work on the intersection of technology and social justice.

The Just Tech Fellowship, a project of the Social Science Research Council, has announced the inaugural class of Just Tech Fellows, each of whom will each receive two-year fellowships to tackle complex issues at the intersection of tech and social justice.

The inaugural fellows are Kim Gallon, Chris Gilliard, Christine Miranda, Clarence Okoh, Meme Styles, and Rua Williams.

The Fellowship provides unrestricted awards of $250K+ over two years for researchers and practitioners imagining radically different tech futures that embrace joy, hope, self-determination, and equity. "It is a model of transformation," says Safiya Umoja Noble, 2021 MacArthur Fellow and Just Tech Steering Committee Member. "We are asking people who understand the consequences of a world reimagined by technology what they need to accelerate true positive impact."

The fellowship, which had received 600 applications, "supports tool-builders who are creating the instruments we need to shape a more just and humane technological future," says SSRC President Anna Harvey.

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