The Data for Equitable Justice Lab

Good people, using good data, fighting for better policy

The Data for Equitable Justice Lab is a new venture from Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice that gives our Masters students an opportunity analyze some of today’s most important social issues through data and, with faculty support, create a product for audiences well beyond our classrooms and campus.

With guidance from the lab faculty, students develop a project – either individually or as part of a team – to examine a contemporary social policy or political issue through or on data or digital technology. Through these projects students will produce an op-ed, blog post, podcast, academic article, short film, or other product of your choosing that creates or contributes to contemporary discourse. We have a group of eager and brilliant students in our current cohort, and are excited to expand the Lab into the SP2 curriculum.

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