- Doctoral Candidate
Jenny Lee studies the intersection of labor, surveillance, and identity. Her current research examines the motivations, experiences, and implications of the work of doing surveillance.
Jenny Lee studies the intersection of labor, surveillance, and identity. Her current research examines surveillance as a form of labor, focusing on the variety of sociocultural and economic motivations and implications of this work on marginalized communities. In particular, she is interested in studying surveillance labor in the context of the smart home, incorporating intersectional feminist perspectives to the study of technologies like Nextdoor and Amazon’s Ring doorbells.
Prior to joining Annenberg, Lee worked at the Center on Privacy and Technology at Georgetown Law and the International Sociotechnical Policy Lab, where she conducted research on civil liberties competencies of federal agencies, digital consent, privacy analysis in antitrust law, and employee surveillance.
She holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University.
- B.A., University of Chicago, 2016
- M.A., Georgetown University, 2020
"Mitigating Information Anxiety in COVID-19 Contact Tracing for BIPOC Communities." Information, Communication & Society, 2023.
"Colonizers in the Neighborhood: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Nextdoor Users’ Postracial Strategies." Information, Communication & Society, 2023.