ALiGN researcher and writer
Co-founder and organizer of the popular Women and Technology conference at Carleton University, Nasreen Rajani wants to bring scholars in the applied sciences and the social sciences and humanities from across Canada together to highlight scholarship on women and technology. When she isn’t organizing a conference, among her many other interests and passions, Nasreen can be found volunteering with the Women’s Initiatives for Safer Environments (WISE), assisting the organization with their programming and communications planning. In 2013 and 2015 Nasreen presented about some of the crucial issues surrounding teen dating and social media as an invited keynote speaker for the In Love and In Danger conference with Family Services Ottawa. With an MA in Women’s and Gender Students, her thesis focused on young readers of popular feminist blogs and their attitudes towards contemporary feminist politics. Her current PhD research focuses on how anti-harassment policies of social media platforms intersect with the increasing tension between freedom of online expression and online harassment of users. Nasreen secretly wants to live in a world where cake is normal for breakfast, her two cats always get along, and she’s always dancing.