ISI Resident Danielle Citron Lecture: 'Hate Crimes in Cyberspace'

Event Details

April 5, 2016
4:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: 904-908

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Interdisciplinary Studies Institute

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is delighted to welcome Professor Danielle Citron, Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law, as part of the 2015-2016 ISI Residency. Professor Citron will present a public lecture titled “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace.”  

During her stay at UMass, Professor Citron will interact with students and faculty across the disciplines in a series of events, including graduate seminars, classroom visits, and meetings with faculty from Computer Science as well as with this year's ISI Faculty Fellows, who have been considering the topic “Secrecy, Publicity, Privacy, Security” from various perspectives throughout the year.

Professor Danielle Citron is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on information privacy, civil rights, and administrative law. Professor Citron is the author of “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” published by Harvard University Press in 2014, which was nominated by Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar as one of the top 20 "Best Moments for Women" in 2014. 

In late October 2011, Professor Citron testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism Task Force on Internet Hate, of which she is a task force member. During the past five years, she has given more than fifty lectures and talks, including at the Department of Homeland Security, the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and others.