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 beginning in the fall of 2018.

Faculty

Faculty

Faculty

Meet the faculty of The Data for Equitable Justice Lab.

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Symposium

Symposium

Symposium

The DEJL offers students the opportunity to develop a project that connects their own interests to their classroom learning.

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Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

The lab brings renowned, experienced guest speakers who provide substantive and methodological expertise, tips, and tricks to our fellows and the broader Penn community.

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