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Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock (she/they/ella/elle) is a researcher and designer who works to support community-led processes that build shared power, dismantle the matrix of domination, and advance ecological survival. They are a nonbinary trans* femme. Sasha is known for their work on networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is presently the Head of Research & Sensemaking at and Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s College of Arts, Media, & Design. Sasha is also a Faculty Associate with the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a member of the Steering Committee of the Design Justice Network ( They are the author of two books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and other research publications. Sasha’s latest book, Design Justice: Community-Led Practices to Build the Worlds We Need, was published by the MIT Press in 2020.


Communication Studies, Art + Design


Ph.D., University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism; Communication, August 2010. Doctoral Thesis: “Se Ve, Se Siente: Transmedia Mobilization in the Los Angeles Immigrant Rights Movement.” Co-chairs: Manuel Castells and Larry Gross.

M.A., University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication; Communications, 2003.

A.B., Harvard College; Music, Technology, and Culture (Magna Cum Laude), 1999.