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. From 2007-2010 he was an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. For seven years he was a Research Engineer at the MIT where he served as a Working Group Chair and Author at IETF and W3C within the XML Signature, XML Encryption and Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) activities. Additionally, he has worked as a Policy Analyst addressing privacy, content-selection/free-speech, and intellectual rights, including the development and maintenance of W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis).
Dr. Reagle has a Computer Science degree from UMBC, a Masters from MIT’s Technology and Policy Program, and Ph.D. from NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Joseph has been a Resident Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at the Harvard Law School where he wrote and lectured about social protocols, Web-data schema design and contract law, computer agents and legal agency, and Internet culture and democratic/anarchist principles. Dr. Reagle has also worked on short consulting projects for Open Market (electronic commerce protocols), McCann-Erickson (Internet and interactive media), and go-Digital. He has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in national media including Technology Review, The Economist, The New York Times and American and New Zealand Public Radio. His current interests include infocide, geek feminism, and comment culture.