Priya Kumar

Priya Kumar studies the intersection of families, technology use, and privacy. Her dissertation focuses on the privacy and surveillance implications of parents posting information about their children online. Within the College of Information Studies, she is part of research teams that explore how children conceptualize privacy online and how people navigate privacy issues related to the Internet of Things. Priya regularly publishes academic and media articles about her research, presents at conferences, and speaks to the media about her work. Priya is also an affiliate researcher with the Ranking Digital Rights project, which sets human rights standards for the world’s largest technology companies. For more information and to see a list of Priya’s publications, go to


  • M.S., Information, University of Michigan
  • B.A., Journalism, University of Maryland
  • B.A., Government & Politics, University of Maryland