Brandie Nonnecke is founding director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is an associate research professor at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP), where she directs the Tech Policy Initiative, a collaboration between CITRIS and GSPP to strengthen tech policy education, research and impact. Nonnecke is also the director of Our Better Web, a program that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training and engagement to address the sharp rise of online harms. She is a co-director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law where she leads the Project on Artificial Intelligence, Platforms, and Society. She also co-directs the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub, an interdisciplinary initiative training researchers to develop effective AI governance and policy frameworks.
She is the host of TecHype, a video and audio series that debunks misunderstandings around emerging technologies and explores effective technical and policy strategies to harness emerging technologies for good.
Nonnecke served as a technology and human rights fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She also completed fellowships at the Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum, Aspen Institute’s Tech Policy Hub and the World Economic Forum. She holds a Ph.D. in mass communications from the Pennsylvania State University.
Her research has been published in Science, Wired, Telecommunications Policy, and the Journal of Information Technology and Politics, among other outlets. Her work has been cited by the Federal Trade Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as well as The Washington Post, BBC and NPR, among other venues. She was named one of the 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics in 2021.