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.


Ben Adida

Ben Adida studied Cryptography and Information Security at MIT. His specific technology interests include authentication infrastructures, electronic voting, reliable and secure transactional storage, and web application software development. He's a member of the Creative Commons Technology Advisory Board and of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Authentication Workgroup. At the Berkman Center, Ben works on two fronts: balancing the interests of business and free software, and strengthening privacy in the context of the war on terror.


Sylvie Agudelo

As assistant director, Sylvie Agudelo oversees all administrative, financial, personnel, facilities, strategic planning and managerial aspects of the Berkman Center.

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Meg Ambrose

Dr. Meg Ambrose is an assistant professor at Georgetown University in the Communication, Culture & Technology department working in the area of international technology policy.


Laura Amico

Laura Amico is founder and editor of Homicide Watch, an innovative platform for data-driven coverage of violent crime. She’s a 2012-2013 Nieman-Berkman fellow in journalism innovation at Harvard, where she is studying new methods and best practices for digital beat reporting.


Mike Ananny

Mike Ananny is an Assistant Professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where he researches the public significance of systems for networked journalism.

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.


Osman Tolga Aricak

Osman Tolga Aricak, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Hasan Kalyoncu University, focuses on cyberbullying among adolescents. He worked in the Youth and Media Lab as Berkman Fellow in 2013-2014 academic year.

Axel Arnbak

Axel Arnbak is a cybersecurity and information law researcher at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam. At Berkman, Axel will analyze U.S. and E.U. cybersecurity governance models and their interplay with communications freedoms.


Maurice Ashley

Maurice Ashley, an International Grandmaster of Chess, is a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman's Center working with Berkman's Mindsport Research Network to research and develop curricula centering on how games can be used to effectively impact subject learning online, in classrooms and in libraries around the world.


Marguerite Avery

Marguerite Avery is Senior Acquisitions Editor at The MIT Press where she acquires scholarly, trade, and reference work in Science and Technology Studies, Information Science, Communications, and Internet Studies.


Bodó Balázs

Bodó Balázs is an economist, assistant professor, and researcher at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Sociology and Communications, Center for Media Research and Education. His academic interests include copyright and economics, piracy, media regulation, peer-to-peer communities, underground libraries, digital archives, informal media economies.


Derek Bambauer

Derek is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School. From 2004 through 2006, Derek Bambauer was a resident fellow at the Center, where he worked primarily with the OpenNet Initiative, helping its research on Internet filtering, but maintained ties from his student days with the Digital Media Team.


Matthew Becker

Matt Becker is a JD candidate at Harvard Law School and Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Matt is interested in intellectual property law, commons-based peer production, and the impact of technology on consumer protection issues.

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.

James Bessen

James Bessen is currently a Berkman faculty associate and a Lecturer in Law at Boston University School of Law where he does research on the economics of technological innovation, including patents and Free/Open Source Software.

Michael Best

Michael L. Best directs the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in Macao SAR, China. He is a professor, on leave, with the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology where he directs the Technologies and International Development Lab.

Sara Boettiger

Sara Boettiger is an economist and social impact advisor. She is Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC Berkeley, Senior Advisor to Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, a Fellow at the Berkman Center and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils.


Ian Bogost

Dr. Ian Bogost is an author and game designer. He is Ivan Allen College Distinguished Chair in Media Studies and Professor of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Founding Partner at Persuasive Games LLC. As an author, he writes about videogames as a medium with many uses. As a game designer, he makes games for political, social, educational, and artistic uses.

danah boyd

danah boyd is a researcher at Microsoft Research New England and a Fellow at the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She recently completed her PhD in the School of Information at the University of California-Berkeley.


Rebecca Brackley

Rebecca Brackley was an LLM candidate at Harvard Law School. She is particularly interested in intellectual property issues in cyberspace, including the intersection of constitutional law and intellectual property.


Mary Bridges

Mary previously served as Communications Coordinator, working on a variety of Berkman Center projects, particularly those involving writing and communications.

Monica Bulger

Monica Bulger is an educational researcher contributing policy research to multi-national groups such as UNICEF, ECPAT, and the European Commission. Her work focuses on the implications of technology use for youth with a particular focus on learning, safety, and empowerment.


James Burns

Trained in symbolic systems, mathematics, and theoretical economics at Stanford and Harvard, James Burns designs and develops new digital and intellectual frameworks for relational knowledge.


Yang Cao

Yang Cao is an associate professor and vice director of Intellectual Property Research Center of Shanghai University of Political Science and Law.

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June Casey

June Casey is Librarian for Open Access and Scholarly Communication at the Harvard Law School Library and is a frequent collaborator on Berkman Center research projects.


Justin Chan

Prior to joining Schrödinger, Justin practiced law at the New York Office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, was a Resident Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and clerked for Chief Justice Yong of the Singapore Supreme Court.


Tuna Chatterjee

Tuna is a fellow at the Berkman Center and a Staff Attorney with the Citizen Media Law Project, which provides legal education and resources for individuals and organizations involved in citizen media.


Harris Chen

Harris is currently a Taiwanese public prosecutor at Chiayi District Prosecution Office, specializing in IP crimes, sexual crimes, drug trafficking and insurance fraud.


Tyng-Ruey Chuang

Tyng-Ruey Chuang is an associate research fellow at Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) where he is affiliated with both the Institute of Information Science and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation. He also teaches at the National Taiwan University as an associate professor. He does research in programming languages, Web technologies, geo-spatial informatics, and Internet and society.


Hsiao-ya Chung

Hsiao-ya is a fellow with the Berkman Center, and main research will focus on: (1) The international cooperation on cybercrime investigation (2)The technological tragedies and government regulations on decryption for communication interception over internet.


John Clippinger

John Henry Clippinger was the Co-Director of The Law Lab at Harvard University, a multi-disciplinary project founded to research the role of social, neurological, and economic mechanisms on the role of law in facilitating cooperation and entrepreneurial innovation.

Neal Cohen

Neal Cohen is a New York and English qualified lawyer in the Privacy & Security practice group at Perkins Coie LLP where he assists multinational organizations with their European and global data protection and privacy law compliance strategies.


Dan Cohen

Dan is the founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, which is bringing together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and making them freely available to the world.


Julie Cohen

Julie E. Cohen is a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, and was a Visiting Professor of Law at the Harvard Law School during the 2009-10 academic year.

Cheryl Contee

Cheryl Contee, Partner at Fission Strategy, specializes in helping non-profit organizations and foundations use social media to create social good. She is also the co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics writing as “Jill Tubman” on one of the top black blogs online.

Oliver Day

Oliver Day is a researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he is focused on the Stopbadware project.

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.


Jacques de Werra

Jacques de Werra is professor of contract law and intellectual property law at the Law School of the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Jacques researches, publishes and speaks on topics related to various aspects of intellectual property law, contract law, particularly on the commercialization of intellectual property assets by way of transfer of technology, licensing and franchising, IT and Internet law, as well as on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms for IP and technology disputes.


Ruha Devanesan

Ruha Devanesan is Executive Director of the Internet Bar Organization, a nonprofit institute specializing in research on improving access to justice through technology. Her academic interests lie in the use of technology to facilitate conflict resolution, grassroots development and access to culture in the Global South.


Donnie Hao Dong

Donnie, Hao Dong is a Student Fellow at Berkman Center. His research interests cover copyright reform, law and social development in digital age, and rule of law in China.


Melanie Dulong de Rosnay

Melanie Dulong de Rosnay is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is leading research in copyright law and information science. She is designing a distance learning course on copyright for librarians in partnership with eIFL. Also a fellow at Science Commons, she works on open access science and open data policy. She is acting publications coordinator of Communia, the European thematic network on the digital public domain.


David Eaves

A public policy entrepreneur, open government activist and negotiation expert David is retained by several governments to advise on open government and open data, works with two spin-offs of the Harvard Negotiation Project and advises businesses on open source strategies and community management.


Borja Echevarría de la Gándara

Borja Echevarría de la Gándara is the deputy managing editor at El País, Spain’s largest daily. As a 2013 Nieman-Berkman Fellow in Journalism Innovation, Echevarría will study the structural evolution of newsrooms around the world and how disruptive innovation is altering traditional business and workflow models for news.


Andrew Eggers

Andy Eggers is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Government Department and an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science. His academic research focuses on electoral rules, politicians' personal finances, and research methodology (particularly causal inference).


Bonnie Emerick

Bonnie Emerick is on the English Department faculty at Western State College in Gunnison, CO. She holds an MFA from Colorado State University and a bachelor's in magazine journalism from Ohio University.

Ana Enriquez

Ana Enriquez is a fellow at the Berkman Center, where she contributes to the CopyrightX project. She is interested in how tech law, especially copyright, furthers (and hinders) the aims of libraries, universities, and other educational institutions.

Camille Francois

Camille François joined the Berkman Center as a fellow to work on the legal, political and ethical frames of cybersecurity, cyberwar, and cyberpeace. She also studies how academic institutions address Internet policy issues.


Tamar Frankel

Professor Tamar Frankel has written and taught in the areas of mutual funds, securitization, financial system regulation, fiduciary law and corporate governance.


Allan Friedman

Allan Friedman is a post-doctoral fellow at CRCS, where he studies information technology policy, particularly cybersecurity, information privacy and the structure of communication networks.


Corinna di Gennaro

Corinna di Gennaro is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a Research Associate at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford. She is a sociologist working on the social implications of Internet adoption and use for civic and political engagement.

Sarah Genner

Sarah Genner's current work on digital media and society focuses on media psychology and youth - but hails from a diverse academic background that also includes media and communications studies, political science, and linguistics


Yashomati Ghosh

Yashomati Ghosh is working as an Assistant Professor at the National Law School of India University, India. Her work focuses on analyzing the rights of the users in the field of online digital music.

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.

Brendan Greeley

Brendan Greeley has been a staff writer for Bloomberg Businessweek since 2011. He writes about economics, politics. and, when he is allowed, soccer and whiskey.

Sam Gustin

Sam Gustin is a Berkman Fellow exploring the intersection of technology, media, and politics. Gustin will focus his research on U.S. communications and broadband policy from the national to the local level.

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 information practices in the digital age. Alison was a Berkman Fellow (2011-2012) and a Faculty Associate (2013-2014) and is now a Fellow at the metaLAB (at) Harvard working on the future of libraries.

Jeffrey Hermes

Jeff Hermes is the director of the Digital Media Law Project. A Princeton University alumnus and 1997 graduate of Harvard Law School, he has represented clients in connection with media and Internet law issues since he started practicing.

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Herkko Hietanen

Herkko Hietanen is well known for his research on Creative Commons licensing. In his PhD dissertation he examined the how Creative Commons increases market efficiency.

Phillip Hill

Phillip Hill is 3L at Harvard Law School and a 2012–2013 Berkman Student Fellow. His focus is on copyright and trademark law in the modern entertainment industry.


Matthew Hindman

Matthew Hindman is Assistant Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. For the 2010-2011 academic year he will be a faculty associate with the Center, writing on the political economy of the online public sphere.


Blythe A. Holden

At the Berkman Center Blythe coordinated a project exploring Digital Media in Cyberspace, in conjunction with Gartner|G2, the business strategy research arm for Gartner, Inc.

Chunyang Hu

Chunyang Hu is an Associate Prof. in the Department of Communication of Journalism School at Fudan University and a research fellow at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at Fudan University.


Jeffrey Huang

Jeffrey Huang is a Berkman Center faculty associate and is the Director of the Media x Design Laboratory at EPFL Switzerland, where he is a Full Professor in the Department of Architecture and in the Faculty of Computer and Communication Sciences.


Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde's interests center on the public life of the imagination. He is currently at work on a book about "cultural commons," that vast, unowned store of ideas, inventions, and art that we have inherited from the past.

Tatiana Indina

Tatiana A. Indina (PhD) is a researcher and social scientist with a current academic appointment at the Center for New Media and Society in Moscow, Russia. Her research interests include: Internet governance, online communication, social movements and online activism, self-organization of social media networks, and psychological aspects of users' behavior online.


Karrie Karahalios

Karrie Karahalios is an assistant professor in computer science at the University of Illinois where she heads the Social Spaces Group. Her work focuses on the interaction between people and the social cues they perceive in networked electronic spaces.


Rohan Kariyawasam

Rohan has studied at Harvard Law School as a Berkman Fellow, the University of Kent at Canterbury, the University of Geneva, Switzerland, the College of Law in London, and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London. In 2001, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Harvard.

Ethan Katsh

Ethan Katsh is Director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Jason Kaufman

Jason Kaufman is a fellow researching social networks and online spaces via a gigantic longitudinal study of American college students’ profiles.


Brian Keegan

Brian Keegan is a computational social scientist and post-doctoral fellow at Northeastern University. He is also an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. His research examines how temporary online organizations emerge, stabilize, dissolve, and regenerate.


Brian Kernighan

Brian Kernighan was a Berkman Fellow during 2010-2011, where he wrote the first several drafts of "D is for Digital: What a well-informed person ought to know about computers and communications."


Diana Kimball

Diana is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. As a co-creator of ROFLCon, her interest in internet culture runs deep. Most recently, this interest has expressed itself in learning Ruby (a programming language) and applying an open-source ethos to mentoring. She's also exploring the concept of total authorship as it relates to art.

Maggie Koerth-Baker

Maggie Koerth-Baker is a science journalist who specializes in understanding how science and society interact. She has been the science editor at, a science columnist for The New York Times Magazine, and is the author of Before the Lights Go Out, a book about the history and future of the American electric grid.

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Gene Koo

Gene Koo focuses on emerging methods of education in a digitally networked world. In collaboration with the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, he is developing a commons where law professors can collaboratively create teaching materials. He also studies the intersection of video games and moral development.


Molly Krause

Molly Krause was the Project Leader for H2O -- an open source, educational platform that explores powerful ways to connect professors, students, and researchers online


Vivek Kundra

Vivek Kundra is a fellow with the Berkman Center and with the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. Vivek Kundra was appointed as the first United States Chief Information Officer by President Obama and is credited with saving over $3 billion in taxpayer dollars, adopting game-changing technologies in the public sector, strengthening the cybersecurity posture of the nation and launching an open government movement through the platform, which has been replicated across 21 nations, 29 states, 11 cities and several international organizations.

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.

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.


Catalina Laserna

Catalina Laserna’s primary research field is the study of culture, media and learning. For the last 15 years she has been researching the ways in which digital media can interrupt and transform educational traditions, both in K-12 environments and in higher education.


Jack Lerner

Jack was Research Fellow at the Berkman Center, where he worked to develop a nonprofit digital music distribution system modeled after proposals to reform the current entertainment industry and intellectual property system via collective licensing and revenue-pooling regimes.

Gina Leslie

Gina is Berkman's Financial/Administrative Associate, providing financial and administrative support for the Center, and administrative support for the Law Lab.

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of social networks, the principles of human interaction that produce global network patterns, and the implications of these processes for the genesis and reproduction of inequality.


Isaac Lidsky

A long-time Filter reader and Berkman Center admirer, Isaac attended BCIS's ILAW 2001 conference in July of 2001 where he solidified his interest in cyberlaw and the Berkman Center. When Isaac returned to Cambridge to begin his studies at HLS as a 1L that fall, he got involved with several Berkman Center projects.

Raizel Liebler

Raizel Liebler is the Head of Faculty Scholarship Initiatives at John Marshall Law School, where she leads initiatives regarding to scholarly publishing and manages the institutional scholarship repository. Raizel’s writing and scholarship focuses on the interaction between new, disruptive technologies and the law, including focusing on intellectual property, copyright, and rights of publicity.

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.


Susie Lindsay

Susie Lindsay is currently regulatory counsel at Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. in Toronto - where she practices broadcasting, telecommunications and copyright law.


Ching-Yi Liu

Ching-Yi Liu is a Professor of law at National Taiwan University and Principal Investigator of Taiwan's National E-Learning and Digital Archives Program. She is exploring issues related to network neutrality, technology policies related to digital libraries, and freedom of the press in the Internet age.

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.


Maria Löblich

Maria Löblich is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Science and Media Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in Germany. Her current research focuses on political processes and regulatory arrangements in internet policy at the national and cross-country comparative level.

James Losey

James has five years experience in public policy and over ten years researching the intersection of information, technology and power. He is a PhD candidate with the School of International Studies and the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden working on a dissertation focused on the tensions between states and internet companies and the relationship to national sovereignty, citizenship and the flow of information.

Yanni Alexander Loukissas

Yanni Alexander Loukissas is a Principal at metaLAB, a research project of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University that explores digital futures for scholarship in the arts and humanities. He is also a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches courses in Architecture as well as Art, Design and the Public Domain.

Xinlei Lu

Xinlei Lu is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Journalism at Fudan University, Shanghai and is studying how cyber-technology has been employed to prevent HIV/AIDS in the gay community in China, and the political, commercial, and social factors implicated therein.


Rebecca MacKinnon

Rebecca MacKinnon is a veteran journalist who has enthusiastically embraced the new world of weblogs and participatory media. She is co-founder with Berkman fellow Ethan Zuckerman of Global Voices Online, an international online citizens’ media project housed at the Berkman Center.


Isaac Mao

Isaac Mao is a philosopher on Sharism, social entrepreneur, blogger, software architect and researcher in learning and social technology.

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.


Maura Marx

Maura Marx is a Berkman Center fellow and the Executive Director of the Open Knowledge Commons (OKC), a nonprofit organization that works with libraries to help create the broadest possible public access to knowledge. Since January 2011, Maura is also Director of the Digital Public Library of America Secretariat.


Betsy Masiello

Betsy Masiello is a Policy Manager on Google’s public policy team. As part of her work at Google she is one of the leads for the company's privacy efforts and for analyzing Google’s and the Internet’s impact on the economy.


Andrew McAfee

Andrew McAfee studies the ways that information technology (IT) affects businesses and business as a whole. His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete.


Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown is an internationally known musician, writer, and producer. At Berkman, she is working to connect the worlds of policy, art,and technology while considering questions about how to make a creative life a viable vocation.


Miriam Meckel

Miriam Meckel, PhD., holds a professorship for Corporate Communication at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is the Managing Director of the Institute for Media and Communication Management. She is also an adviser for Public Affairs and Business Communication.

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, 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.


Persephone Miel

Persephone Miel is a Fellow at the Berkman Center where she directs the Media Re:public project, examining the impact of participatory journalism on the information environment.


Andres Monroy-Hernandez

Andrés Monroy-Hernández is a social computing researcher at Microsoft Research and an affiliate of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. His research focuses on the design and study of social media systems. In particular, he is interested in peer-production, creative online communities, remixing, and civic media.

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.

Francesca Musiani

Francesca Musiani is a researcher at the Institute for Communication Sciences, French National Centre for Scientific Research (ISCC-CNRS) and an associate researcher at the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation of MINES ParisTech-PSL.

Oluwaseun Odewale

Odewale has degrees in Chemistry (Medicinal Chemistry) and Chemical Engineering Technology. Born in Lagos, South West Nigeria, he also holds professional training diplomas in Community Local Participation (UNICEF); International Elections Observation Missions (KAIPTC/ECOWAS); Mentoring Young Leaders under the Kwame Nkrumah emerging leaders training series, and; the African Contingency Operations and Training Assistance (ACOTA) (ECOWAS) among others.


Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler is a 2011-2012 Radcliffe-Film Study Center Fellow at Harvard University. She is a radio documentary producer and media artist whose work over the past decade has focused upon pushing the boundaries of narrative journalism both on the air and across multiple platforms, combining investigative storytelling with participatory media, building new systems and opportunities for education and artistic practice.


Dotan Oliar

Dotan taught a seven-meeting workshop and organized a reading group on economic analysis of intellectual property, was a teaching assistant for the Internet Law Colloquium, co-authored teaching modules for Berkman’s Internet Law Program, established Berkman’s Research Publication Series and participated in the institutional design of Creative ommons, a non-profit that enhances sharing and cumulative production of intellectual property.

Kurt Opsahl

Kurt Opsahl is the Deputy General Counsel of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. In addition to representing clients on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law, Opsahl counsels on EFF projects and initiatives.

Julio Angel Ortiz

Julio Angel is a broadband fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Previously, he was a Post Doctoral Fellow in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers. His research focuses on the social and policy consequences of the production and consumption of information. He is particularly interested in examining the take-up and uses of broadband networks in regards to their potential impact on communities, quality of life, and digital social inclusion.


Eric Osiakwan

Eric M.K Osiakwan is the Executive Secretary both of the African Internet Service Providers Association (AfrISPA, and the Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA, He is also a Visiting Fellow and Scholar at the Stanford University and Reuters Foundation Digital Vision Program @, Project Co-ordinator for UC Berkeley TIER Group in Ghana @ and affiliate of the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School @


Carlos Osorio

Carlos Osorio is Professor and Founding Director of the Master on Innovation Program at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (Chile), faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and fellow at the Center for Social Innovation at “Un Techo para mi País”.


Helen Partridge

Helen Partridge is a Professor in the Information Systems School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. She is co-leader of QUT’s Information Studies Group; a research team with a multi-disciplinary focus crossing the boundaries of people, information, and technology.

Anita Patel

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Anita Patel is a Web Applications Developer currently working on various internal as well as Harvard-wide web projects.

Miguel Paz

Miguel Paz is studying new data visualization models, innovative news startups, and civic media approaches to building quality sustainable journalism models. He is a Nieman Berkman Fellow 2014-2015

Jon Penney

Jon is a lawyer, Research Fellow at the Citizen Lab / Canada Centre for Global Security Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and a doctoral student in information communication sciences at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, where his interdisciplinary research explores regulatory chilling effects online.


Alberto Pepe

Alberto Pepe is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Astrophysics of Harvard University and a co-founder of Authorea, a science tech startup. He is interested in the promotion of Open Science and the design and development of the next generation of tools for the collaborative authorship of scientific papers.

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.


Latoya Peterson

A certified media junkie, Latoya Peterson provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music. Skilled in interviewing and creative non-fiction, Latoya Peterson spends her time editing the award winning blog – the intersection of race and pop culture.


Mica Pollock

Mica Pollock, an anthropologist of education, has long studied how youth and adults discuss and address everyday issues of diversity and opportunity in schools. Pollock is now examining the full range of communications — including electronic communications — necessary to support young people in diverse communities.


Eric Priest

Eric Priest was a Resident Fellow overseeing the China implementation of the Noank Digital Media Exchange project, a next-generation copyright licensing system for the legal distribution and transmission of digital works over the Internet.


Jedediah Purdy

Jedediah Purdy joined the Duke Law faculty in 2004. He graduated from Harvard College, summa cum laude, with an A.B. in Social Studies, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.


Intisar Rabb

Intisar A. Rabb is an assistant professor of law at Boston College Law School--where she teaches comparative Islamic law and legal history, advanced constitutional law, and criminal law--and a faculty affiliate in research at Harvard Law School, Islamic Legal Studies Program.


Dave Rand

David G. Rand is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, as well as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Mathematical Biology at Harvard's Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. David studies human cooperation from an evolutionary game theoretic perspective.

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.


Mary Rundle

Mary Rundle is a fellow with the Berkman Center and a non-resident fellow with the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Through the Net Dialogue project, she has been mapping ways in which governments are working in international organizations to iron out common policies for the networked world.

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Dena Sacco

Dena T. Sacco is a Senior Researcher for the Kinder & Braver World Project, which grows out a partnership between the Berkman Center, The Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and The California Endowment.


Pamela Samuelson

Pamela Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information Management and Systems and the School of Law.

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.

Max Schorr

Max Schorr is a co-founder and board member of GOOD, a media company focused on creative solutions for living well and doing good. At the Berkman Center, he will research social action and mindfulness in the digital age.


Doc Searls

Doc Searls served as a Berkman Fellow from 2006 to 2010, during which he launched and led ProjectVRM, which encourages the development of new tools by which individuals create and control their relationships with companies and other organizations. (VRM stands for Vendor Relationship Management, a term coined as a counterpart to CRM, for Customer Relationship Management.)


Jesse Shapins

Jesse Shapins is a media artist, theorist and social entrepreneur whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Metropolis, and Wired, and been exhibited at MoMA, Deutsches Architektur Zentrum and the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, among other venues.


Andrew Shapiro

Andrew L. Shapiro is a writer, lawyer, and entrepreneur. He is the author of The Control Revolution: How the Internet is Putting Individuals in Charge and Changing the World We Know, an Amazon bestseller which Industry Standard magazine called one of 1999's Ten Books that Matter.


Jennifer Shkabatur

Jennifer Shkabatur is a doctoral candidate (SJD) at Harvard Law School, a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.


Bill Shribman

Bill Shribman is the Senior Executive Producer responsible for interactive media for kids at WGBH including a dozen apps and the national PBS sites for Arthur, Curious George, Design Squad Nation, and Martha Speaks.

Richard Sobel

Richard Sobel explores the relationships between citizens and governments as a Senior Research Associate in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law at Harvard Medical School, and a Senior Research Fellow and Policy Director at the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research in Storrs, CT.

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Alicia Solow-Niederman

As project manager, Alicia's portfolio includes Media Cloud (with a particular emphasis on Controversy Mapping) and the Student Privacy Initiative as well as research on information quality with Executive Director Urs Gasser and ad hoc networks with Prof. Zittrain.

Dino Sossi

Dino studies Instructional Technology and Media at Columbia University, where he has also been a teaching assistant and digital media consultant.


Elizabeth Staksrud

Elisabeth Staksrud (PhD) is a graduate from the University of Oslo, with a doctoral degree in Media and Communications. Her key research interests lie in two interlinked fields: research on Internet censorship and the regulation of content, and children and online risk.

Daniel Stauffacher

Dr. Daniel Stauffacher is a founder and President of the ICT4Peace Foundation, which since 2003 explores, champions the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for peace-building, crisis management, and humanitarian aid, and supports diplomatic processes for a peaceful and open cyberspace.


Tom Stites

Tom Stites, a 2010-11 fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, is the founder and president of the Banyan Project.


Victoria Stodden

Victoria is a fellow with the Internet and Democracy Project at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School, which examines the role of the Internet in democratic decision making, focusing on the Middle East.


Manik Suri

Manik Suri is Co-Founder of The Governance Lab (GovLab), a civic technology platform that designs and implements network- and data-driven solutions to improve public policy and advance 21st century democracy.

Jessica Tatlock

Coordinator of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force

Jess Tatlock joined the Berkman Center in Spring, 2008 as the Coordinator of the Internet Safety Technical Task Force.


Michael Thomas

Dr Michael Thomas BA (Hons) M.Ed. MBA Ph.D. FHEA is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Language, Literature and International Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. His research interests are in online and distance education, discourse analysis, computer-assisted learning and task-based learning.

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde is a politically-active, technology-loving comedian from the future. He is the CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit, served as Director of Digital for The Onion and writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company.


Doreen Tu

Doreen Tu comes from Taiwan’s District Prosecutors Office in Taipei, and is conducting research on botnets, the impact of cross-border cybercrimes, and strategies to combat them.


Kori Urayama

Kori Urayama joined the Berkman Center in January 2012 and as a project coordinator manages the Information Quality, Interoperability and Broadband Policy projects.


Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti – called one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian – is the author of three books: Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut”¦and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know, and The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women which has been made into a documentary by the Media Education Foundation. Jessica is also the founder of

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Shenja van der Graaf

Shenja van der Graaf was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Research Center for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen (2007-2008). Her research focused on the organization and management of innovation and technology, especially user innovation, product development, and media uses in 3D media/software industries.

Rajesh Veeraraghavan

Rajesh Veeraraghavan is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Information, UC Berkeley, and a research fellow at the Transparency and Accountability Initiative at the Open Society Foundation. Rajesh questions the widespread belief that information technology can be used to "solve" either development or governance "problems," both by engaging in activism involving technological interventions and by using empirical methods to critically examine claims about the impact of ICT in governance.


Eric von Hippel

Eric von Hippel is a Professor and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center.


Sally Walkerman

Sally Walkerman is project coordinator for the OpenNet Initiative, where she works with ONI's many volunteers and contractors around the world to carry out ONI testing for Internet filtering. She also handles communications, directs local research assistants, conducts research and assists with reports.

Kit Walsh

Kit Walsh is the Clinical Instructional Fellow at the Cyberlaw Clinic of the Berkman Center. Kit’s clinical practice focuses on civil liberties, particularly free speech and privacy.


Dana Walters

Dana Walters is a program coordinator with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she supplements the core team’s efforts on research, communications, events management, and more.

Stephanie Wang

Stephanie Wang is a resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, where her work is focused on the OpenNet Initiative.

Tricia Wang

Tricia Wang is a global tech ethnographer who researches how technology makes us human. Her research interests lie at the intersection of technology and culture—the investigation of how social media and the internet affect identity-making, trust formation, and civic participation.


Jia Wang

Jia Wang is an LLD candidate at the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University (near completion) with her research focus on copyright exceptions and the public interest in the areas of education and research.

Ching-Lin Wang

Ching-Lin Wang is a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a public prosecutor in Nantou District Prosecutors Office, Ministry of Justice, Taiwan, and her research focuses on laws about surveillance of encrypted instant messenger.


Ben Weeks

Ben Weeks is a junior software developer at the Berkman Center. He is currently working on the project.

Rebecca Weintraub

Rebecca Weintraub is the Faculty Director of the Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project at Harvard University. She is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity, and a 2014 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. As a Berkman Fellow, Dr. Weintraub will research and develop a framework for digital badges as an incentive for health care professionals.

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.


Dave Winer

Winer spent one year as a resident fellow at the Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society where he worked on using weblogs in education. While there, he launched the Harvard Weblogs community using UserLand software, and held the first BloggerCon conferences. Winer's fellowship ended in June 2004.


Tsui-fang Wu

Tsui-fang Wu is a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and a senior Public Prosecutor of Taichung Branch, Taiwan High Prosecutors Office, Taiwan Ministry of Justice.

Jeffrey Young

Jeffrey R. Young is an editor and writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, where he leads the paper's coverage of technology and its impact on teaching, research, and student life.