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Eleanor E.B. Yousif

DHC Graduate Assistant

Department

Digital Humanities Center

Eleanor is a Senior at Barnard College and first year at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public health. At Barnard, she studies women, gender, sexuality studies with a concentration in feminist intersectional science and technology studies. At Mailman, she is currently studying for a Master’s in Public Health from the Population and Family Health Department. She is very passionate about imagining and building the world she wants to live in through love and care work such as mutual aid. In her free time, she utilizes digital technologies to organize mutual aid campaigns for Palestinian families in Gaza. She believes passionately that technologies can be utilized in service of oppression (and often are) but that technologies can also be leveraged in service of liberation projects  —  providing creative, accessible, and alternative mediums for accessing information, organizing political activities, and connecting masses of ordinary everyday people. She is thrilled to be working at the DHC and hopes to deepen her comfort utilizing various mediums of technology and enhance her understanding of the profound potentials for surveillance when engaging with digital technologies so that she can more effectively resist technologies of surveillance.