I’m Catherine D’Ignazio, Director of the Data + Feminism Lab and an Associate Professor of Urban Science and Planning at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.

I’m interested in creative ways to democratize data science for social justice and have recently written the book Data Feminism together with Lauren F. Klein. I make public art & design projects, write software code & research papers, teach urban planning and computer science students, and run data storytelling workshops and feminist hackathons. I’m a compulsive collaborator, joiner and organizer and affiliated with the below organizations. I am also on the board of directors of Indigenous Women Rising, an amazing group of Native women innovators who are working for equity in health care.

More about me…

Boston Coastline: Future Past
A walking data visualization of the Boston water line as projected for the year 2100 based on climate change.


Updates, workshops, and recent publications