Hi! πŸ‘‹ I’m Dr. Nikki Stevens - a technology researcher, software engineer, and open source community member. Here’s what I’m up to right now:

🏒 Work

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at MIT, where I work in Catherine D’Ignazio’s Data plus Feminism lab.

πŸ“† Events



πŸ“– Research

  • For/with the Data + Feminism Lab, Studying the data activism practices of trans-led groups in the United States
  • Writing my first monograph: applying abolitionist principles to software creation practices (aka, I ask and answer “are there ways to make software to advance social good?”)

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Teaching

The Moviegoer’s Guide To The Future at Arizona State University (Fall 2023, Spring 2024)

πŸ›οΈ Civic and Community Life

  • Trying to figure out how to be a useful elected official (read more at: Open Gov Vermont.)
  • I’m elected to the Bradford select board, and I’m newly retired from being the Interm Town Health Officer.