danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the Founder of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research examines the intersection of technology, society, and youth culture. Currently, she's focused on research questions related to "big data", privacy and publicity, youth meanness and cruelty, and civil rights.
To learn more about danah, check out her website: http://www.danah.org/ or visit her blog: Apophenia - http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/
You can also find danah on Twitter @zephoria