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

Call for Abstracts

We are soliciting abstracts for contributed talks for all research related to networks and justice. Given the salience of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice over the past year we are particularly interested in work that places emphasis on issues related to health equity and/or racial justice. We welcome works-in-progress from caregivers and others whose scholarly productivity has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We also strongly encourage early career scholars and those from marginalized and/or underrepresented groups to submit their work for consideration at the satellite. Issues relevant to networked justice include but are not limited to

  • Vaccine distribution
  • Health disparities
  • Public health surveillance
  • Economic hardship
  • Housing stability
  • Transportation access
  • Data privacy
  • Misinformation
  • Polarization
  • Social movements
  • Hashtag activism
  • Online abuse

Abstracts should be approximately 150 to 300 words (½ page to 1 page) long.

Abstracts are due on May 3rd (AoE).

Please submit abstracts here.

Accepted submissions will be notified by mid to late April, in time to register for the conference.


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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