Leah Horgan

Leah Horgan is a UCI Informatics PhD Candidate, graphic artist, & community organizer based in Long Beach, with research interests in the domain of data-driven urbanism / “smart cities,” design, data visualization, surveillance, and predictive analytics. Leah is a member of the Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, as well as a member of the Long Beach Street Watch and Housing Justice teams, and a co-founder of the Carceral Tech Resistance Network. Leah’s dissertation research focuses on technological shifts in urban governance and the turn to smart city logics in Los Angeles and beyond, with attention to what is at stake for city dwellers, for the labor of civil service, and the definition of the city.