Matthew N. Le-Bui (ABD) researches the social, cultural, and spatial implications of geosocial media and other digital and data-based forms of urban communication. In particular, Matt is interested in examining the logics of racial capitalism embedded within these tools and systems as they are increasingly integrated within local initiatives and policy, in order to extrapolate whether and how they can facilitate data justice and equity. His research has received recognition and support from the International Association for Media and Communication Research, Urban Communication Foundation, Benton Foundation, and Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC).
Before coming to Annenberg, Matt worked in nonprofit marketing and volunteered as a mentor for emerging leaders and first-generation college students. He also graduated with honors from UCLA, with a BA in Communications, and completed his MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
The son of refugees, Matt strives to give back to his communities through all of his work — as a scholar, advocate, and activist. For more information, visit http://matthewnlebui.com.