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Negotiating Privacy in the Context of Poverty

My dissertation asks how social and economic disadvantage shape poor mothers’ capacities to achieve privacy. Privacy is a salient cultural value in the U.S., with over three quarters of Americans reporting that privacy is “very important” to them. Yet most of what we know about privacy is based on the experiences of affluent people. We know little about what privacy means for people living in poverty, who often lack the resources to pay for privacy (think data encryption software, gated communities, etc…) and whose communities are disproportionately affected by state surveillance.