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At the Crossroads of Technology and Democracy

Tatevik Sargsyan, SOC/PhD ’16

I wanted to be part of the policy narrative.

Tatevik Sargsyan was inspired by her advisor, Laura DeNardis, a leading authority on Internet governance, to focus her research on how information intermediaries shape civil liberties and control access to information. Her studies crystallized her desire to use media and communication to promote freedom of expression. Today, she raises awareness of how national identification systems challenge privacy and human rights. As an AU adjunct professor, she sparks students to think deeply about these critical issues.