Emily Tucker is adjunct professor of law and the Executive Director at the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law, where she leads a research and advocacy program dedicated to exposing and mitigating the impact of surveillance technology on historically marginalized communities. The Center has published groundbreaking studies on law enforcement use of face recognition, and government surveillance of immigrant communities. Professor Tucker’s individual scholarship and popular writing critiques carceral technology from an abolitionist perspective. Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Tucker worked for over a decade as a movement lawyer, supporting grassroots groups to organize, litigate, and legislate against the criminalization and surveillance of poor communities and communities of color. She was senior staff attorney for immigrant rights at the Center for Popular Democracy and policy director at Detention Watch Network, where she is now a member of the Board. She is a graduate of McGill University, Harvard Divinity School, and Boston University Law School.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Emily Tucker, Deliberate Disorder: How Policing Algorithms Make Thinking About Policing Harder, 46 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 86-116 (2022).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Emily Tucker, Four Racial Justice Principles for Policy Response to Carceral Technology, in The Dark Side of Reform: Exploring the Impact of Public Policy on Racial Equity 49-66 (Tyrell Connor & Daphne M. Penn eds., Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books 2022).