Nora McDonald. White woman with short brown hair, in a blue shirt in front of green bushes.

I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Science and Technology at George Mason University, with a PhD in Information Science from Drexel University College of Computing and Informatics where I studied internet privacy and anonymity.

My work focuses on providing safe and ethical technologies. I also theorize about the impact of new types of data relations on our identities and shifting norms around surveillance and privacy.

I am looking for PhD students to join me at GMU IST to work on the intersection of privacy and reproductive health as well as algorithms and self. If you are interested, please email me with your CV at For more information about the PhD in Information Science at GMU check out their website.