Dr. Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founder of the JUST DATA Lab, and author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (2013) and Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) among other publications. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity. Professor Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. For more info visit www.ruhabenjamin.com
Brett Bonfield is Chief Operating Officer of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, where he is responsible for leading the Operations staff in 46 locations and departments, creating a positive work environment, collaborating with Senior Leadership, and building strong relationships with all stakeholders. He previously served as Executive Director of the Princeton Public Library and Director of Collingswood Public Library, both in New Jersey. He holds a Masters in Library Science from Drexel University and earned his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University.
Oscar Torres-Reyna joined Princeton in 2007, bringing 20 years of work/research experience in public, private, and academic sectors. He has a Bachelor o f Arts in Economics from the School of Economics of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico), a diploma in Applied Statistics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology), a Master of Public Administration, a Master of Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University all with strong focus on applied quantitative analysis. Oscar’s teaching interests are on developing a better learning infrastructure to help students getting started on data analysis. His research interests are on economic growth, poverty, presidential approval, and public opinion.