Jenn Halen

Jenn Halen

College Fellow in Government

I am a political scientist working on issues relating to the ways in which new and emerging technologies influence, and are influenced by, politics and government. I earned my Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Minnesota. I was previously a Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University (2017-2019) and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2014-2017). Both my teaching and research have focused on issues such as the political and social implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), innovative applications of Virtual Reality (VR), new approaches to enabling educational opportunities in carceral facilities, strategies to end mass incarceration, and prison/police abolition. I enjoy working with students as a thesis adviser and on independent projects.

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