Elizabeth Eagen is Deputy Director of the Citizens and Technology Lab at Cornell University, which works with communities to study the effects of technology on society and test ideas for changing digital spaces so that digital power is guided by evidence and accountable to the public. Previously, she led the Emerging Technology portfolio at the Open Society Foundations, which funded the use of emergent technologies in evidence and advocacy, building the role of knowledge management, and the use of data visualization tools, data science, statistics, and new media tactics by civil society and policymakers.

Elizabeth is a 2022-23 Practitioner Fellow at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab, is on the advisory council of the Initiative for Digital Public Interest, and a board member of The Engine Room and Code for Science and Society. She holds an MA/MPP in Public Policy and Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Michigan, and a BA from Macalester College.

Elizabeth joined the HRDAG Advisory Board in December, 2023.

Our work has been used by truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations. We have worked with partners on projects on five continents.