rofessor Gajda is a journalist turned lawyer recognized internationally for her expertise in privacy and media law. Much of her scholarship explores the tensions between social regulation of access to information and First Amendment values, particularly the shifting boundaries of press freedoms and rising public anxieties about the erosion of privacy.
Viking published Professor Gajda’s Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy in 2022 to significant critical acclaim. The New York Times called it “wry and fascinating” and named it as one of the 100 most notable books of the year; the courts of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit chose it as the Circuit’s inaugural “One Court. One Book” summer reading. Harvard University Press published her two earlier books, The First Amendment Bubble and The Trials of Academe.