Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development
New York University
Author of the new book, "Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter," Charlton McIlwain is Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development at New York University, where he is also Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication. His work focuses on the intersections of computing technology, race, inequality, and racial justice activism. In addition to Black Software, McIlwain has authored works such as "Racial Formation, Inequality & the Political Economy of Web Traffic," and co-authored, with Deen Freelon and Meredith Clark, the recent report "Beyond the Hashtags: Ferguson, #BlackLivesMatter, and the Online Struggle for Offline Justice." He has provided expertise and commentary on these issues in a variety of ways, ranging from writing for outlets such as MIT Technology Review, the Guardian and many others about the implications of computing technology for African American and other marginalized communities, to testifying before the US House Committee on Financial Services about the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence on the financial services sector. In his role as Vice Provost, McIlwain also heads NYU's Alliance for Public Interest Technology and serves as NYU's designee to the Public Interest Technology University Network.