Photo of Zara Rahman.

Zara Rahman is a feminist, researcher and writer, interested in the intersection of technology, activism and power. She has worked in over twenty countries in the field of information accessibility and data use among civil society organisations. She is the Research Lead at The Engine Room and a 2016/17 Fellow at Data & Society Research Institute in NYC. Find her online at and @zararah.


Visualization of light pollution across the United States taken from space.

2016: A Year of Data-Driven Confusion

Building a responsible data approach to practices and comprehension.