Doctoral Student

Jenny Lee

Doctoral Student
  • Doctoral Student

Jenny Lee studies the socioeconomic disparities created and amplified by surveillance technologies, particularly on marginalized communities. Her research investigates the discourse, effects, and reactions surrounding surveillance systems, as well as avenues for resistance and protection.

Jenny Lee studies the ways that surveillance technologies create and amplify socioeconomic disparities for marginalized communities. Her research investigates the discourse, effects, and reactions surrounding surveillance systems, as well as avenues for resistance and protection. In particular, she is interested in the impacts of surveillance as a sorting and controlling mechanism in workplaces, academic institutions, and in policing.

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 

Selected Publications