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Ana D. Alonso Ortiz

Anthropologist, linguist, member of the Dill Yelnbán organization, speaker, and member of a Zapotec community in Oaxaca, Mexico. Ana’s work focuses on the linguistic study of the Zapotec language. She also works on Language Assessment, generally researching ways to assess language proficiency in indigenous languages. As an anthropologist, she looks at the relationship between language and culture across Zapotec borders.

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Ashley Caranto

Ashley is a Pinay-British scholar-activist, and is currently completing SSHRC-funded doctoral studies in the Department of English at the University of Toronto. Her work is accountable to and in relationship with Indigenous studies, Filipinx/a/o studies, anti-colonial methods and praxis, and digital humanities.

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Caddie Brain

Community technologist and journalist who has spent the last decade in the Northern Territory of Australia. Her diverse social practice explores how technology can be used to centre marginalised histories, stories, and languages online. Caddie is currently completing a Master of Applied Cybernetics at the Australian National University and is Vice President of Wikimedia Australia.

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Claudia Soria

Researcher at CNR-ILC. Claudia has a background in computational linguistics, with a focus on language resources in their entire life-cycle. She co-authored LMF, Lexical Markup Framework, an ISO standard for the representation of computational lexicons. Her current research interests revolve around use of technological means for protection and valorisation of linguistic diversity, and to enable digital opportunities to all.

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Donald Flywell Malanga

Malawian librarian with more than 7 years of experience in academics. Donald holds a Master degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Botswana. He also works as an Assistant Librarian at the University of Livingstonia in Malawi, and is a PhD researcher in the Information Systems Programme at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research focuses on ICT4D, Health Informatics, Digital Literacy, and Cyber Violence.

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Emna Mizouni

Communications Specialist, founder of Carthagina organisation —documenting Tunisian History and Heritage for future generation—, and co-founder of Digital Citizenship —an initiative for women and girls’ digital inclusion—. Emna is an advocate for Open Culture and Open Knowledge, and a community leader in the Wikimedia Movement globally with a focus on the Tunisian, Arab and African communities.

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Ishan Chakraborty

Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Jadavpur University. Ishan is pursuing a PhD from the same department under the supervision of Dr. Ananda Lal. He has been awarded the Abul Kashem Rahimuddin Samman in 2019 for his contribution in the field of elocution and Bengali poetry recitation, and the State Award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2019 in the category of Role Model from the Government of West Bengal.

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Jeffrey Ansloos

Canada Research Chair in Critical Studies in Indigenous Health at the University of Toronto. Jeffrey’s research focuses on Indigenous health, social policy, and the role of emergent technologies at the intersection of community health promotion and social change. Jeffrey is Nehiyaw (Cree) and English, and currently resides in Tkaranto.

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Joel Liddle Perrurle

Arrernte man with family ties to the Mparntwe/Tyuretye, Irlpme and Uremerne traditional estates in Central Australia. His research focuses on the utility of archival cultural collections and their value in building bilingual and bicultural curriculums for young Arrernte people to promote positive identity and enhanced mental health outcomes. Joel is a speaker, reader and writer of the Arrernte dialect ‘Ikngerrepenhe’.

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Kimeltuwe Project

Kimeltuwe is an educational proposal that emerged in 2014 with the dream of becoming a visual educational project that contributes to the teaching and learning of the Mapuzungun language. The purpose of Kimeltuwe is to share graphic and audiovisual material in Mapuzugun on different topics of interest through different platforms on the internet.

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Paska Darmawan

Digital Intelligence Manager at the Center for Digital Society, Indonesia. Paska holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Their research interests include social media use by minority groups, digital activism, queer internet, and information access in the Global South.

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Uda Deshapriya

Researcher based in Colombo. Uda is an Attorney-at-Law with LLB and Masters in Human Rights. She has been working and volunteering on issues around gender, and sexual and reproductive health rights in Sri Lanka for the last decade. Uda is a feminist and an aspiring educator.

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Mark Graham

Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute, and the Director of the Fairwork Foundation. A full list of his publications is available at

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Martin Dittus

Digital geographer and data scientist. Martin is currently a data scientist for the London Borough of Lewisham. Previously he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute where he researched the information geography of large online platforms, asking who in the world has access to and produces digital representations of the world; and he has worked with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team to identify practices that foster sustained contributor engagement.

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Abbey Ripstra

Human Centered Design Researcher, and founding partner of Trimtab, a design agency that partners with social impact organizations to build meaningful services for humans. Before starting Trimtab, Abbey worked at design consultancies, a toy company, and several large technology companies. At Wikimedia Foundation, Abbey initiated and grew the organization’s design research practice. Abbey is also an artist who creates paintings, prints and pottery.

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Adele Vrana

Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. Adele has led business development and partnerships initiatives to help build a more plural and diverse communities in her native country of Brazil and globally. She is the former Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation and a 2015 Erasmus Prize laureate on behalf of her work to expand access to Wikipedia in the Global South.

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Anasuya Sengupta

Co-Director and co-founder of Whose Knowledge?. Anasuya has led initiatives in India, the USA, and across the global South for over 20 years, to amplify marginalised voices online and offline. Among other positions she has held, Anasuya is the former Chief Grantmaking Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation, and a 2017 Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. She received a 2018 Internet and Society award from the Oxford Internet Institute.

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Ashima Bhardwaj

Her career spans from human resource management, to operations management to public outreach. Ashima possesses an innate ability to craft strategies that begin by deep diving into organizational work and then simplifying it into structured formats. She develops a deep understanding of the organizations’ work and builds the operations and financial management systems that will power those teams.

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Mandana Seyfeddinipur

A linguist who heads the endangered languages documentation programme and archive at the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. She supports the documentation and preservation of endangered languages and trains linguists and community members in language documentation and archiving. Her interest is to support an inclusive digital world which does not act as a further source of pressure on speakers of small languages to shift to majority languages.

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Priscila Bellini

Communications Co-Lead at Whose Knowledge? and Brazilian feminist journalist, fact-checker, and researcher. Her work has been published in Rest of World, BBC, Folha de S. Paulo, Superinteressante, VEJA Saúde, among others. She holds a master’s degree in Gender, Media, and Culture from the London School of Economics as a Chevening scholar, and is a specialist in Public Policy and Gender Justice (Latin American Council of Social Sciences).

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Puthiya Purayil Sneha

Works with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore. Her work primarily engages with shifts in modes and practices of knowledge production in the humanities and arts with the digital turn. Her areas of interest include digital media and cultures, higher education and pedagogy, and access to knowledge.

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Siko Bouterse

Co-founder and former co-director of Whose Knowledge?. She’s organized, localized and imagined a more plural and truly global web for over 10 years. She is former Director of Community Resources at the Wikimedia Foundation. Siko has an MA in Middle East History from the American University in Cairo. She also holds a BA in Anthropology from UC Berkeley where she worked at the Phoebe Hearst Museum.

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Sumandro Chattapadhyay

Studied economics in Visva-Bharati, Shantiniketan, and in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. As a former Director at the Centre for Internet and Society, India, Sumandro co-led the researchers@work programme and contributed to academic and public policy research on access to knowledge, data governance, and digital economy.

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Maggie Haughey

Illustrator, musician, worldbuilder, and technologist. Maggie’s work incorporates visions of hopeful futures, and she is always thinking about how we can use queer science-fiction to reimagine our activism. Learn more about her current and past projects at

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Cristiano De Souza

Visual Effects Compositor and Animator. Criatiano’s passion is to incorporate art, music, and diversity in his work. He graduated with a Marketing degree in 2008 and after several years in the industry decided to pursue a transition to a more creative field. He completed his degree in VFX in 2020 and is now in the process of compiling his portfolio and working freelance in the sector.

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Claudia Pozo

Latin American brown feminist and migrant. Claudia handcrafts codes that take life in the intersection between technology, visualization, activism and social communication. Techie at heart and a free spirit. Communications Co-Lead at Whose Knowledge?, she's a content producer across diverse formats, although her secret passion is radio. And nobody realized that a squirrel wrote this.

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Aida Seif El Dawla

Arabic translator

Egyptian, retired professor of Psychiatry. Founding member of El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture. Freelance translator.

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Cristiana Ferraz

Portuguese translator

Cristiana Ferraz is a Portuguese translator from Brazil.

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Dipanjan Das

Bangla translator

M.Phil Scholar at the Department of Bengali, Jadavpur University. His areas of interest include Mediaeval Bengali Literature and Sartorial Politics.

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Guerrilla Translation

Spanish translator

P2P activist translation and communications collective with values rooted in feminist economics, political and environmental activism and the commons.

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Grasia Asriningsih

Bahasa Indonesia translator

Indonesian-English simultaneous interpreter and translator. Fiction writer and poet, finds her passion in tarot reading and as a meditation guide.

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Julia Caratini

French translator

English and Spanish into French translator working with online content. Her focus is to keep learning to fight inequalities.

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Keziah Mwangi

Swahili translator

A co-founder of KFO, is passionate about women's livelihoods and is perennial "Mum of the year" for two daughters.

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Laura Lesmana Wijaya

Deaf Interpreter and Researcher

Born in Jakarta to deaf parents, Laura holds a Master in Sign Linguistics, and is head of the Sign Language Interpreter Development division at the Centre for Sign Language Interpreting Service (IAWD–Gerkatin).

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Nai-yu Ker

Taiwanese Chinese translator

English/Mandarin Interpreter and Translator from TAIWAN.

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Razaq Fakir

Deaf Interpreter and Translator

Malawian educator with background in Sign Language Linguistics and in Humanities. Razaq is an accredited IS interpreter, and an advocate for sign language translation as a tool for non-discriminatory access to information.

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Soizic Pénicaud

French translator

Recovering public servant now working on issues at the intersection of technology and society.

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Sourav Roy

Bangla translator

A Visual Studies scholar, author and translator in Bangla, English and Hindi. Regular contributor in Indian and international publications.

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Yunitza Vásquez

Zapotec translator

Born in Villa Hidalgo Yalálag, Oaxaca. Anthropologist, musician and Zapotec translator. Wishes to continue teaching Zapotec and transmitting community life.

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Amanda Jurno


Amira Dhalla

Advocate, educator, collaborator

Arya Jeipea Karijo

Storyteller, feminista, humanist

Atreyi Dasgupta

Bárbara Paes


Delphine Ménard

People decoder, weaver, wikimedian

Eddie Ávila

Rising Voices director

Gwyn Kirk

Enthusiastic, supportive, encouraging

Han Fang Hsiao

Language activist

Hillary Juma

Community manager

Mallory Knodel

Author, technologist

Mariana Fossatti

Sociologist, feminist, visual artist


Hackeo Cultural

Pamela Perniss

Academic, linguist, cyclist

Radhika Bhardwaj

Researcher, analyst, editor

Reiner Griebel

Deaf, Educator, Athlete

Sydney Rey

Adventurer, language enthusiast, empath

Yun Chen

Civic tech, product manager, g0v community participant

Zayneb Takouti

Bangla speaker