Charlton McIlwain

Charlton McIlwain is an Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the Afronet to Black Lives Matter – a story chronicling the relationship between African Americans, computing, and civil rights from 1960 to the present. In 2017, he founded the Center for Critical Race & Digital Studies (, a research and education center focused on the intersections of race and digital media technology. He also serves as an advisor at the Data & Society Research Institute.