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.

Meryl Alper

Meryl Alper is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. She studies the social and cultural implications of communication technologies, with a particular focus on disability and digital media, children and families’ technology use, and mobile communication.

Geanne Rosenberg Belton

Geanne Perlman Rosenberg Belton 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.


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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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.


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.


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.

Tressie McMillan Cottom

I am an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. I teach race/ethnicity, contemporary theory, sociology of (higher) education, and digital sociology at the undergraduate and graduate level. I am the author of Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality, forthcoming from The New Press. I am an editorial writer at The Message and contributing editor at Dissent.

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the legal challenges of “governance-by-design” in online distibuted architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.

Ron Deibert

Ron Deibert (PhD, University of British Columbia) is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. He is a co-founder and Principal Investigator of the OpenNet Initiative.


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.

Rob Frieden

Rob Frieden holds the Pioneers Chair and serves as Professor of Telecommunications and Law at Penn State University. He teaches courses in the law, regulation, management and technology of telecommunications and the Internet.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Jennifer Holt

Jennifer Holt is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Empires of Entertainment and co-editor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method; Distribution Revolution; and Connected Viewing: Selling, Sharing, and Streaming Media in the Digital Era.

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.


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.


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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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.


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.

Joseph Nye

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. is a University Distinguished Service Professor and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He received his bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, and earned a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard.

Cornelius Puschmann

Cornelius is acting professor of communication science at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen, a research associate at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, and a 2015/2016 faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. His research focuses on computational social science, digital methods, and the Internet's impact on society, especially on science and scholarship.


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).

Molly Roberts

Molly Roberts is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests lie in the intersection of political methodology and the politics of information, with a specific focus on methods of automated content analysis and the politics of censorship in China.


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.

Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin is an associate professor of statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology associated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Sloan School of Management, and directs the Prediction Analysis Lab. Her interests are in machine learning, data mining, applied statistics, and knowledge discovery (Big Data).


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.

Fei Shen

Fei Shen ('Chris') is an associate professor at the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong. His main areas of research include new media and social transformation, internet freedom, political communication, civic culture, and public opinion. At Berkman, Chris will spend most of his time working on a policy project funded by Google, among other things.

Thomas Streeter

Thomas Streeter is currently studying how legal professionals use technology on a routine basis, particularly online legal databases; he suspects the shift from printed casebooks and citators to online materials has subtly changed some of the underlying conditions of the law.

Alexander Trechsel

Alexander H. Trechsel is Professor of Political Science and the first full-time holder of the Swiss Chair in Federalism and Democracy at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. At the Berkman Center, Trechsel will focus his research on the study of the transformation of representative democracy in the digital era.

Lokman Tsui

Lokman Tsui is a scholar, activist, and currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where his research focuses on free expression, digital rights and internet policy. Lokman was formerly Google's Head of Free Expression in Asia and the Pacific (2011-14).


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.

Jim Waldo

Jim Waldo is the Chief Technology Officer for Harvard University, where he is responsible for for the architecture and implementation of the technology environment. He is also a Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, where he teaches courses in distributed systems and privacy. In addition, he is a Professor of Technology and Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Josephine Wolff

Josephine is a PhD candidate in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT studying cybersecurity and Internet policy. Her dissertation research focuses on understanding combinations of different types of defenses for computer systems, including the interactions among technical, social, and policy mechanisms.


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.


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.