Residency

Beyond Borders

The ISI Residency at the University of Massachusetts

‘Beyond Borders’, the ISI Residency at the University of Massachusetts, hosts artists, writers, and intellectuals both from the USA and elsewhere. Our purpose is to think through and across borders of various kinds: between peoples, cultures, nations, religions—but also across borders of discipline, or the creative and the scholarly, or the academy and the world. Much of the world as we know it is shaped by social policy, yet policy often reinforces fragmentation. Our suggestion is that it may be time to change the frame of how we envision the world, and that artists and thinkers have a role in doing so. Today artists and intellectuals are not less necessary but more so, and we need to hear from them and encourage them. We are looking for powerful artistic and intellectual statements, to reshape our vision, our ways of seeing, hearing, thinking, and understanding.

Danielle Citron Residency, "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace"

April 4-7, 2016

The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) is delighted to welcome Professor Danielle Citron, Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law, who will visit UMass from April 4-7 as part of the 2015-2016 ISI Residency. Professor Citron will present a public lecture entitled “Hate Crimes in Cyberspace” on Tuesday, April 5 at 4:30 pm, location TBA. 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. Her book chapter “Civil Rights in the Information Age” was featured in The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, edited by Martha Nussbaum & Saul Levmore (Harvard University Press 2010).

Professor Citron serves as an Adviser to American Law Institute’s Restatement of the Law ThirdInformation Privacy Principles Project. She is an Affiliate Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Center on Internet and Society, and a Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy. She serves on the advisory boards of the Future of PrivacyWithout My ConsentCyber Civil Rights (CCRI) and Teach Privacy. She is a tech contributor at Forbes and has been a permanent blogger at Concurring Opinions since 2008.

In late October 2011, Professor Citron testified at the House of Commons before the Inter-Parliamentary Coalition for Combatting 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.