Priya Kumar

Priya Kumar is a writer and researcher. She currently works on Ranking Digital Rights, which evaluates how well technology companies respect free expression and privacy rights.

Priya has conducted research and written for a variety of organizations, including Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the Advisory Board Company, Roll Call, and the U.S. State Department. Her research for the American Journalism Review on foreign coverage in American media was nominated for a Mirror Award, the highest honor in media reporting. Priya's research on parents' use of social media has been featured in NPR, Buzzfeed, Slate, Mommyish, and the Financial Times.

Priya graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Maryland, College Park with bachelor's degrees in journalism and government and politics. She also earned a master's degree from the University of Michigan School of Information, where she designed her own curriculum in data storytelling. She (occasionally) blogs at Dear Data. To see examples of Priya's writing, click here.