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Johanna Brewer

Assistant Professor of Computer Science


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Johanna Brewer is a technology design activist who joined Smith after a decade spent leading several nontraditional companies. Having earned their doctorate in informatics from the University of California, Irvine, for work on the aesthetics of urban mobility in 2009, Brewer went on to found a series of counterculture startups, including frestyl for live music discovery, Rhomby for antisurveillance smart homes, and Neta Snook for diversity-focused research and development. Currently the director of research for AnyKey, a nonprofit that advocates for diversity and inclusion in competitive gaming and live streaming, Brewer is excited to bring their Inclusive Design Lab to the Smith campus and offer the next generation of technology scholars an opportunity to enact positive social change in the world through their code.



Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
M.A., B.A., Boston University

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Selected Works in Smith Scholarworks