Simone Browne is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches and researches surveillance studies and black diaspora studies. Her first book, Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness, examines surveillance with a focus on transatlantic slavery, biometric technologies, branding, airports and creative texts. Along with being an Executive Board member of HASTAC and a co-editor of Errantries, she is a member of Deep Lab, a feminist collaborative composed of artists, engineers, hackers, writers, and theorists.


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