© 2019 by //vanessa rhinesmith

Hi! I am //vanessa. I am the Associate Director of the Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and I am a Master in Public Policy (MPP) student at Simmons University focused on women*, information, and technology as it intersects with advocacy, policy, and international relations. I am also the Co-chair of the Community Informatics Research Network (CIRN), an annual conference.

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Taking it to the Tweets: Advocacy, Activism, and Digital Technology


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An intersectional feminist approach

to state cyber / security

and surveillance


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17th Annual

CIRN Conference  Theme: Action, Research, & Politics

in Prato, Italy


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The Effect of Narrative on the Creation of Anti-trafficking Policy in the U.S.