Simone Browne

Simone Browne is Associate Professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. 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. Simone is also a member of Deep Lab, a feminist collaborative composed of artists, engineers, writers, and theorists. For 2018-2019 she is a Visiting Presidential Fellow at Yale University where she will teach as well as conduct new research on electronic waste and effective microorganism to ask questions about the ecology of surveillance technologies.