On April 10th we hosted Professor Danielle Citron at American University School of Communication. Danielle Keats Citron guest lectured in Prof. DeNardis’ Media Law and Policy doctoral seminar. She discussed her provocative new book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace (Harvard University Press).
Professor Citron is considered the leading legal scholar in the U.S. doing work on hate crimes, stalking, and cyberbullying online. She is the Lois K. Macht Research Professor & Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Her work focuses on information privacy, cyber law, automated systems, and civil rights. Her courageous book has been met with critical acclaim and enormous press coverage. It was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar nominated her book as one of the top 20 “Best Moments for Women” in 2014. Another Yale Law School Professor Jack Balkin said, “Citron proposes a civil rights agenda for the digital age—new legal tools that will protect equal opportunity and human dignity in digital spaces. She explains how we can protect individuals from online harassment and abuse without undermining freedom of expression. This is pioneering legal scholarship.”