Networked Justice 

A Networks 2021 Satellite Symposium

June 28, 2021 | Online

The Networked Justice satellite will provide a forum for network scientists to convene and discuss the ways that networks intersect with issues of social equity, inclusivity, and justice, and how networks can be used to promote just outcomes for marginalized populations. By centering justice in our  research, we intend to raise awareness within the network science community about how networks encode, obscure, uphold, and magnify issues of justice, and develop an interdisciplinary group of scholars with the tools and knowledge necessary for intervening upon injustice in research, policy, and everyday life.

The Networked Justice satellite symposium will be held virtually on June 28th, 2021 from 8:30am – 12:30pm EST.

Those interested in attending should register through the Networks 2021 conference page. We welcome those from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Keynote Speakers

Deen Freelon
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Anjalika Nande
Harvard University


June 28th, 2021

8:30am - 12:30pm EST

Session 1
8:30am - 9:45am

Jacquelinen Hannan | A Network Perspective on the Allocation of Public Services

Lav R. Varshney | Graph Augmentation for Equitable Access to Networked Resources

Xindi Wang | Equity for Minorities in Networks with Preferential Attachment and Homophily

Keynote: Anjalika Nande

9:45am - 10:00am

Session 2
10:00am - 11:15am

Syed Arefinul Haque | Diversity of COVID-19 Experts Featured in the News Media

Mariah Knowles | Networks of One and Justice

Andrew Beers | Misinterpretation and Ambiguity in Public-Facing Network Visualizations: A Case Study

Keynote: Deen Freelon


Session 3
11:30am - 12:05pm

Sorelle Friedler | A Case for a Community-Based Notion of Fairness

Thomas Y. Chen | Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Justice: Uncovering and Mitigating Embedded Historical Biases

Abigail Jacobs | Measurement as Governance

12:05pm - 12:30pm


Ryan J. Gallagher
Network Science Institute
Northeastern University

Adina Gitomer
Network Science Institute
Northeastern University

V Lange
Network Science Institute
Northeastern University

Brooke Foucault Welles
Network Science Institute
Northeastern University

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