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Deji Bryce Olukotun is currently Head of Social Impact at the audio technology company Sonos and a Future Tense Fellow at New America. As an attorney with a background in human rights and technology he previously worked at the digital rights organization Access Now, where he drove campaigns on fighting internet shutdowns, cybersecurity, and online censorship. Before that, he fought for free expression and the defense of writers around the world at PEN American Center. Olukotun is the author of two novels and his fiction has appeared in five different book collections. His novel After the Flare, a dystopian thriller set in the United States and Nigeria, won the 2018 Philip K. Dick Special Citation award.
Olukotun holds degrees from Yale University and Stanford Law School and received an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Cape Town. His work has been featured in Electric Literature,Quartz, Vice, The Washington Post, The Guardian, National Public Radio, The Atlantic, and Guernica.