Nouhamin Leoulekal

Job title: 
Class of 2025
Department: 
2024 Democracy Camp in DC Student Director
2023 Democracy Camp in DC
Bio/CV: 
Nouhamin Leoulekal is a first-generation college student, a child of immigrant parents, raised in the East Bay Area, California. She is a rising junior double majoring in Legal Studies and African-American Studies. Nouhamin’s research interests range from prison surveillance, data usage, femtorship, financial literacy, and much more. Her time at UC Berkeley has been invaluable, as she’s had the opportunity to research a few of her interests. She hopes to continue her journey with education upon graduation, to pursue her Juris Doctorate Degree, eventually working to serve marginalized communities.

Recently, Nouhamin was a part of a research project called the Duality of Digital Communications. As a research assistant, she explored the use of digital communications in prison, through tablets and the use of data collected from tablets. On one hand, tablets allow incarcerated people to fulfill basic psychological needs of autonomy, whilst on the other hand, they promise new streams of value from the personal data generated by and through incarcerated people. Through her research project, Nouhamin was able to learn about how data is perceived and used in the prison context.

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Major(s): Legal Studies, African American Studies

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