People

Berkman represents a network of faculty, fellows, students, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

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David Ardia

David Ardia is an assistant professor of law at the UNC School of Law and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center. He also holds a secondary appointment as an assistant professor at the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is the faculty co-director of the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy. Before joining the UNC faculty, he founded and directed the Berkman Center’s Digital Media Law Project.

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Susan Benesch

Susan Benesch teaches international human rights at American University's School of International Service. She founded the Dangerous Speech Project, to find ways of diminishing inflammatory speech – and its capacity to inspire violence - while protecting freedom of expression.

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Dalida María Benfield

Dalida María Benfield is a media artist, activist, and scholar whose work addresses interrelated questions of media representations of gender, race, and nation; media justice; and artists’ and activists’ uses of ICTs globally. As a Fellow at the Berkman Center, she is pursuing a research project on the rhetorical uses of race and gender in the online presence of ICT4D programs.

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Fernando Bermejo

Fernando Bermejo is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center, where he was a faculty fellow in residence during the 2009-10 academic year. His research focuses on the evolution of the different forms of online advertising and on the process of commercialization of interactivity.

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Michael Best

Michael L. Best is currently a faculty associate with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for social, economic and political development.

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Herbert Burkert

Prof. Dr. Herbert Burkert is President of the Research Centre for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where he teaches public law, information and communication law. His research interests @Berkman cover law as Information and its role in regulating information flows in society, information technology as object and driver of regulation, and data protection and access to information regimes.

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Gabriella Coleman

Professor Gabriella Coleman is the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, she teaches, writes, and researches on the ethics of computer hacking with a focus on open source software and the protest ensemble Anonymous.

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Munmun De Choudhury

Munmun De Choudhury is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. Her research interests are in the emergent area of computational social science.

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Niva Elkin-Koren

Niva Elkin-Koren is the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) and the former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information.

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Mayo Fuster Morell

Mayo Fuster Morell is currently a Berkman fellow. At the Berkman Center, she is part of the Cooperation group overseen by Yochai Benkler. She will be researching the dimension, evolution and governance of common-based peer production; and the meta-politics derivatives and movement of free culture and digital commons.

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Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor is a Berkman faculty associate. His work focuses on the Center for Citizen Media, a joint project with the Berkman Center and the Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication.

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Oliver Goodenough

Oliver Goodenough is a Faculty Associate at Berkman and Professor at the Vermont Law School. Professor Goodenough has done extensive work in the combination of biology, evolutionary theory and law, focusing on three main topics: (i) the neurological basis of law and the sense of justice, (ii) evolutionary theory, particularly as applied to cultural evolution, and (iii) the application of game theory, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary thought to problems of law, business and economics.

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Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is a researcher and game designer who investigates how games and social media can enhance civic learning and local engagement. While at the Berkman Center, Eric will study the impact of game-based learning on local civic engagement and explore how new technologies can enhance citizenship and collective efficacy.

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Shane Greenstein

Shane Greenstein is Professor in the Management and Strategy Department at the Kellogg School of Management, and, by courtesy, in the School of Communications, Northwestern University.

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Alison Head

Alison Head is a Research Scientist in the Information School at the University of Washington and the Executive Director of Project Information Literacy (PIL), a public benefit nonprofit dedicated to conducting ongoing, large-scale research about college students and their research habits and strategies in the digital age.

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Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill is a social scientist, technologist, and activist. In all three roles, he works to understand why some attempts at peer production — like Wikipedia and Linux — build large volunteer communities while the vast majority never attract even a second contributor.

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Reynol Junco

Rey Junco is an associate professor of education and human computer interaction at Iowa State University and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Rey applies quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning.

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Beth Kolko

Beth Kolko is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center and a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.

Laura Kurgan

Laura Kurgan is Associate Professor of Architecture at Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning at Columbia University, where she is Director of the Spatial Information Design Lab (SIDL) and the Director of Visual Studies.

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Karim R. Lakhani

Karim R. Lakhani is a Berkman Center faculty associate and an Assistant Professor in the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on distributed innovation and the movement of innovative activity to the edges of organizations and communities. He has done extensive research on open source communities and their mechanisms for innovation.

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Pushpa Kumar Lakshmanan

Pushpa is an Assistant Professor at the Law Centre-I, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and his primary focus is on Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for Utilization of Genetic Resources (GR) and Traditional Knowledge (TK).

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Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of social networks, and addresses three general questions.

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Harry Lewis

Harry Lewis is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He served as Dean of Harvard College from 1995-2003.

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Hila Lifshitz-Assaf

Hila Lifshitz-Assaf is at the New York University Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences. Her research focuses on developing an in-depth empirical and theoretical understanding of the micro-foundations of scientific and technological innovation and knowledge creation processes in the digital age.

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Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone is Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where she teaches master's courses in media and communications theory, methods, and audiences. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, Sonia's research asks why and how the changing conditions of mediation are reshaping everyday practices and possibilities for action and identity in public and private spheres.

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Catharina Maracke

Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and research interests include copyright law and policy, the interaction between law and new media, and the role of Universities in the development of Internet policies.

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Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusicologist focusing on the musical and cultural production of the Caribbean and the Americas, and their circulation in the wider world, with particular attention to digital technologies. He's currently writing a book on music, networked media, and transnational youth culture.

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Silvio Meira

silvio is one of the founders and current chairman of the board of porto digital, chair of the national institute of science and technology for software engineering, INES, in recife, brazil, and one of the founders and agent provocateur at ikewai.com, a business design and development network at porto digital. in this academic year, silvio meira is an associate professor at the center for technology and society at the getúlio vargas foundation, rio de janeiro, brazil.

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Maria Lillà Montagnani

Maria Lillà Montagnani is associate professor of commercial law at Bocconi University in Milan, where she teaches and researches in the field of Intellectual Property Law. She is head of ASK, a research center devoted to the promotion of cultural planning and cultural institutions management activities. Her current research interest is "Copyright and Architecture", in particular, the role of new technologies in facilitating civic engagement in relation to urban and architectural spaces.

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Benjamin Peters

Ben Peters is a historian of modern technology and a media theorist with emphases on the history and philosophy of information science and technology. He currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Tulsa, where he also teaches in the Honors Program and the Russian Studies Programs as well as directs the Digital Working Group.

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Joseph Reagle

Joseph Reagle is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern, a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, and author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (The MIT Press, 2010). His next book’s working title is Comment: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators in the Age of the Web.

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Nagla Rizk

Nagla Rizk is professor of economics and founding director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC).

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Sophia Roosth

Sophia Roosth is an assistant professor in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first century life sciences, examining how biology is changing at a moment when researchers build new biological systems in order to investigate how biology works.

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Geanne Rosenberg

Geanne Perlman Rosenberg is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center. A journalist and attorney, Geanne is a professor of journalism at Baruch College of the City University of New York and director of the Harnisch Journalism Projects.

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Christian Sandvig

Christian Sandvig is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center and was previously a resident fellow from 2009-10. He is an Associate Professor in Communication Studies and at the School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he is a researcher specializing in the development of Internet infrastructure and public policy.

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Aaron Shaw

Aaron is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on political and economic dimensions of collective action online.

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Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. Her research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics.

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Heather Whitney

Heather Whitney is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. She is also a faculty affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Heather's primary research interests are at the intersection of two fields: labor and employment law and innovation.

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Dennis Yi Tenen

Dennis Y. Tenen is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a member of the research team at Harvard's metaLab. His scholarly work focuses primarily on the intellectual history of the information age.

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Dorothy Zinberg

Dorothy Shore Zinberg is Lecturer in Public Policy, Faculty Associate at the BCSIA, and a faculty member with the Program for Science, Technology, and Public Policy.