Amber Fatima Rahman is a member of the class of 2024 from New York City. She is pursuing a degree in the African American Studies department along with a certificate in Technology and Society. Dedicated to transnational justice for all, Amber is committed to organizing towards liberation alongside marginalized, surveilled, and occupied communities within the U.S. and abroad. Her research disrupts the relationships between technological development, carcerality, and settler colonialism, building upon Black internationalist perspectives to draw connections between global surveillance practices and the strategies of U.S. empire along with transnational strategies of resistance. Currently, she seeks to focus on the exchange of carceral technologies and invasive data collection practices between the U.S. and occupied Palestine. Her research approach centers the experiences and resistances of those racialized, gendered, and marginalized by the deployment of carceral technologies. Amber works in the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab led by Professor Ruha Benjamin in the African American Studies department that engages in abolitionist practices of utilizing data for justice. She is a student organizer with SPEAR (Students for Prison Education, Abolition, and Reform) and the Princeton Committee on Palestine along with serving on the board of the Muslim Students Association and coordinating the Princeton Asylum Project. In her free time, she loves to play badminton, embroider, and read with a pen in hand. The current soundtrack to Amber’s life is Shyne by Dounia.
Concentration: African American Studies
Certificate(s): Technology and Society