He is one of the founders of INDL (International Network on Digital Labor). Among his books, translated into several languages: "En attentant les robots", Editions du Seuil, 2019); "Trabajo, conocimiento y vigilancia" (Editorial del Estado, 2018); "Against the hypothesis of the end of privacy" (with P. Tubaro and Y. Sarabi, Springer, 2014); "Les Liaisons numériques" (Editions du Seuil, 2010).
He was the editorial adviser for "Invisibles - Les travailleurs du clic" (France Televisions, 2020), a documentary series for the French public national television broadcaster based on his research on digital labor. His work is regularly featured in international media (Le Monde, BBC, Repubblica, CNN, La Vanguardia, Hankyoreh Shinmun, Kathimerini, RTS, Época).
At Yale I co-founded the Computation and Society Initiative.
Abigail De Kosnik is the Director of the Berkeley Center for New Media,(link is external) an Associate Professor in the Berkeley Center for New Media and the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, and an affiliated faculty member of Gender & Women’s Studies. She researches popular media, particularly digital media, film and television, and fan studies. She is particularly interested in how issues of feminism, queerness, ethnicity, and transnationalism intersect with new media studies and performance studies.
De Kosnik’s book Rogue Archives: Digital Cultural Memory and Media Fandom,(link is external) was published by MIT Press in 2016. She is the co-editor (with Keith Feldman) of the essay collection “#identity: Hashtagging Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation”(link is external) (University of Michigan Press, 2019), and the co-editor, with Sam Ford and C. Lee Harrington, of the edited essay collection “The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era” (University Press of Mississippi, 2011). She has published articles on media fandom, popular digital culture, and performance studies in JCMS (Journal of Cinema and Media Studies), The International Journal of Communication, Modern Drama, Transformative Works and Cultures, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, Performance Research, and elsewhere. Her courses include History and Theory of New Media (a core required seminar for the Designated Emphasis in New Media), Performance, Television, and Social Media.
De Kosnik is currently writing a book on artists, politicians, journalists, and “regular” media users who self-identify as media pirates, with the working title Performing Piracy. She is one of the faculty co-organizers of The Color of New Media, a working group that focuses on the overlap of critical race theory, gender and women’s studies, and transnational studies with new media studies (sponsored by the Center for Race and Gender with additional support from BCNM). De Kosnik is Filipina American.
I received my PhD in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation was the Machine-learning Protest Event Data System (MPEDS), a system which uses machine learning and natural language processing to create protest event data.
My current research agenda is two-fold. One line of research centers on origins of the training data which form the informational infrastructure of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and algorithmic fairness frameworks. Another line of research (with Ellen Berrey) seeks to understand the interplay between student protest and university responses in US and Canada. My past work has focused on how new and social media has changed social movement mobilization and political participation.
I am as much as an educator as I am a researcher. I have taught workshops and courses on computational methods for social scientists, social movements, and the implications of information as infrastructure. I co-founded the [now defunct] computational social science blog Bad Hessian.
As a second job, I play women's flat track roller derby with Bay Area Derby.
Jackson is co-director of the Media, Inequality & Change Center (MIC) which explores the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice. MIC produces engaged research and analysis while collaborating with community leaders to help support activist initiatives and policy interventions.
Jackson serves an associate editor at Communication Theory, as the Conversation & Commentary editor at Women’s Studies in Communication, and on the editorial board of Political Communication. She sits on the advisory boards of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and the Social Science Research Council’s MediaWell initiative. Previously, she was a Fall 2018 fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy, a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and a 2019 New America National Fellow.
Johnson has also contributed journal articles and book chapters to historical, cultural studies, and ethnic studies volumes. She has been a visiting researcher at Stanford University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity, as well as at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has been active with the Los Angeles Community Action Network and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. She is the Board President of the Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy (CAUSE) and an advisory board member for both the Goldin Institute and the Rosenberg Fund for Children. Johnson received a B.A. in Sociology and Ethnic Studies from the University of California at San Diego, and a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.
More information about her first book, Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity, can be found at: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520275287
Appointed by the UN Human Rights Council in June 2014, David served through July 2020 as the global body’s principal monitor for freedom of expression issues worldwide. He reported to the UN on COVID-19 and freedom of expression and, in 2019, to the UN General Assembly on online hate speech. His earlier reporting addressed, among other topics, the ways in which Artificial Intelligence technologies implicate human rights issues, the global private surveillance industry and its impact on freedom of expression, growing repression of freedom of expression globally, encryption and anonymity as promoters of freedom of expression, the protection of whistleblowers and journalistic sources, the roles and responsibilities of private Internet companies, and the regulation of online content by social media and search companies.
Dr. McIlwain has been at NYU since 2001. As Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, his scholarly work focuses on the intersections of race, digital media, and racial justice activism. He is the founder of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and the author of the new book, Black Software: The Internet & Racial Justice, From the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter, by Oxford University Press. He also co-authored the award-winning book, Race Appeal: How Political Candidates Invoke Race In U.S. Political Campaigns. He received his Ph.D. in Communication and a Master’s of Human Relations, both from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.A. in Family Psychology from Oklahoma Baptist University.
Between 2017-2020 I was Assistant Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Information and Library Science (ILS) in the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, at Indiana University Bloomington, with a faculty affiliation in the Integrated Program in the Environment.
My research trajectory has generally focused on information representation and positionality; critical, ethical, and justice-oriented LIS work; public libraries; and international library development. At the core of all of my activities is a deep attention to the cultural, political, ethical, and power-based structures at the root of all ILS matters. My pedagogy focuses on preparing a library and information workforce attuned to critical community and social issues, and that can engage in relevant and personally meaningful work within the profession.
My current monograph, Power of Position: Biodiversity and Knowledge Organization in the Life Sciences, is set to be released by the The MIT Press in Spring 2022 as part of its History and Foundations of Information Science Series. The monograph explores what ILS can learn about classifications and taxonomies from studying the history, construction, and articulation of biodiversity knowledge organization systems. I follow how the notion of a species is constructed through representational processes. A conceptual framework is posited that illustrates how cultural, ethical, and epistemological power is enacted through instantiative, instrumental, and operative classification frameworks.
In my current research trajectory, I broaden my examination of power and representation to understand how the space, political position, and civic engagement of public libraries (within U.S. and international communities) can enact social justice and broaden individual and cultural agency. This work stems from my Library, Ethics, & Justice Lab (Justice-Lab) at UCLA, which has been funded by numerous organizations and agencies. An emphasis of my work is international and comparative librarianship motivated by a Fulbright Program award. I am working with the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo and the National Library of Kosovo to create a national ILS B.A. program through the University of Pristina. The curriculum spans all public and academic library matters, from ethics and intellectual freedom, user and instructional services, children’s and young adult services, KO, and library management. I’m also working to better the working conditions of ILS workers by providing professional library training to staff throughout the country, in both urban and rural areas.
Other fields of scholarly interest include, history of the book and print culture, special collections & archives, and library administration and management.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Information Studies at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). I graduated with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture, with a minor in Anthropology, from UCLA. I also received my M.F.A In Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from Antioch University, Los Angeles, and a M.L.I.S. with a specialization in Rare Books, Print and Visual Culture from UCLA.
Jenni is currently co-director of The Bressan Project, devoted to restoring and re-releasing the films of pioneering gay filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan, Jr. Jenni’s work as a film historian includes the Lambda Award nominated The Queer Movie Poster Book (Chronicle Books, 2005) and her many vintage movie trailer presentations (Homo Promo, Afro Promo, etc.). Her film criticism has appeared in numerous publications including Filmmaker Magazine, The Advocate and the San Francisco Bay Guardian and she is currently a film columnist for Logo TV’s NewNowNext.
Jenni is a former co-director of the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, the oldest and largest queer film festival on the planet, and served as director of marketing at LGBT film distributor Wolfe Video for more than a decade where she also created the global LGBT streaming VOD platform WolfeOnDemand.com. She co-founded the pioneering LGBT online platform, PlanetOut.com as well as the legendary Queer Brunch at Sundance. She is also the proud proprietor of Butch.org.
Jenni has been widely honored for her creative writing and innovative non-fiction storytelling. She holds a BA in Film Studies from the University of Minnesota and is currently an independent consultant in marketing and digital film distribution. A 2018 MacDowell Fellow, Jenni is now in development on her third feature-length essay film, The Quiet World and an essayistic memoir of the same name.
Pasquale has advised business and government leaders in the health care, internet, and finance industries, including the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House Judiciary and Energy & Commerce Committees, the Senate Banking Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, and directorates-general of the European Commission. He also has advised officials in Canada and the United Kingdom on law and technology policy. He presently chairs the Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security, part of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, where he is serving a four-year term.
He is one of the leaders of a global movement for “algorithmic accountability.” In media and communication studies, he has developed a comprehensive legal analysis of barriers to, and opportunities for, regulation of internet platforms. In privacy law and surveillance, his work is among the leading research on regulation of algorithmic ranking, scoring, and sorting systems, including credit scoring and threat scoring.
Ananya is the recipient of several awards including the Paul Davidoff book award, which recognizes scholarship that advances social justice, for Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development, and the Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching recognition that the University of California, Berkeley bestows on its faculty. She was named “California Professor of the Year,” an award of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. In 2011, Ananya received the Excellence in Achievement award of the Cal Alumni Association, a lifetime achievement award which celebrated her contributions to the University of California and public sphere.
He is the author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2018). He also wrote Intellectual Property: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Googlization of Everything — and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011). He has written two previous books: Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How it Threatens Creativity (New York University Press, 2001) and The Anarchist in the Library: How the Clash between Freedom and Control is Hacking the Real World and Crashing the System (Basic Books, 2004). He also co-edited (with Carolyn Thomas) the collection, Rewiring the Nation: The Place of Technology in American Studies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
After five years as a professional journalist, he earned a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Vaidhyanathan has also taught at Wesleyan University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Columbia University, New York University, McMaster University, and the University of Amsterdam. He is a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities and a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. He was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and resides in Charlottesville, Virginia.