Christina Koningisor is a Research Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Her scholarship explores the intersection of media law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and local government law. She is interested in the ways that different legal regimes—from federal and state transparency statutes, to procedural rules, to state constitutions—alter the breadth and scope of secrecy and transparency in government. She is particularly interested in how new technologies have upended the information ecosystems that allow the press and the public to hold the government to account.
She has published articles in the Northwestern University Law Review and the Yale Law Journal, and her most recent article, “Secrecy Creep,” is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. It documents the migration of powerful national security secrecy protections into state law to shield state and local government actors, especially local police. Prior to coming to Berkeley, Ms. Koningisor worked as a newsroom lawyer for the New York Times and as a law clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University.