2022 / Anika Collier Navaroli

Anika Collier Navaroli’s expertise lies at the intersection of media, technology, law, policy, and race. Her current research as a Race & Technology practitioner fellow at Stanford University delves into the distinct impacts of regulating speech on Black content moderators and policy enforcers for social media platforms. Previously, Anika worked in several technology industry Trust & Safety departments, where she developed and enforced global platform content moderation policies.

Prior to working inside tech companies, Anika fought for systematic change in big data and internet freedom and researched the intersection of race, civil rights, and fairness within emerging technologies at think tanks and policy advocacy non-profits. To date, however, Anika’s favorite job remains teaching media studies and the principles of law and constitutional freedoms to high school students in Harlem. She received a BS in journalism from the University of Florida, an MS from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a JD from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Anika risked her safety and career by coming forward to provide testimony under subpoena before the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, testifying about her experience on January 6th and the moments preceding the insurrection.