Nicol Turner-Lee

Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation
Brookings Institution


Dr. Nicol Turner Lee is a fellow in the Brookings Institution Center for Technology Innovation, where she addresses the regulatory and legislative policies of telecommunications, current and emerging technologies with a particular focus on the equitable access and distribution of digital resources. Her current research portfolio includes artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning algorithms and their unintended consequences on marginalized communities. Her recent co-authored paper on the subject has made her a sought out speaker in the U.S. and around the world on the topic of algorithmic bias and civil/human rights. She is also an expert on topics that include online privacy, 5G networks and the digital divide. Dr. Turner Lee has a forthcoming book on the U.S. digital divide titled Digitally Invisible: How the internet is creating the new underclass (forthcoming 2020, Brookings Press). She sits on various U.S. federal agency and civil society boards. Dr. Turner Lee has a Ph.D. and M.A. from Northwestern University and graduated from Colgate University. She resides in Alexandria, Virginia with her family.

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