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Fellowship Program

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society welcomes an interdisciplinary and diverse community of academics and practitioners to join the Center as fellows in its mission to engage the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

There are two primary ways in which the Berkman Klein Center accepts fellowship applications: through an annual open call for applications; and through periodic calls for applications for specific fellowships.

 

 


Publications 01

Sep 30, 2015

Fifteen Lessons from the Berkman Fellows Program

This report explores what makes the Berkman Fellows program successful and aims to derive lessons that can be applied to other institutions.  More


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Feb 5, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Dragana Kaurin

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Dragana's work is committed to "de-colonizing the net" and helping to empower communities worldwide in overcoming language and cultural barriers on the Internet. More

Jan 15, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Jessica Dheere

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Jessica Dheere wants activists, policymakers, and researchers to be able to better observe, understand, and act on emerging legal trends in digital rights around the world. More

Jan 15, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Velislava Hillman

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Velislava Hillman researches young people’s perspectives on digital technologies as tools for creating things, connecting with others, and learning, and the long term impacts of… More

Jan 11, 2019

Get to Know Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellow Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson is looking for frameworks and unique ways to measure black cultural influence (and the economic impact of black creativity) in the US and around the world More

Jan 11, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Paola Ricuarte Quijano

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

On building small scale networks of women in technology for social transformation More

Jan 11, 2019

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Jasmine McNealy

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

McNealy is researching surveillance literacy and anti-surveillance tactics and advocacy in marginalized groups More

Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Momin Malik

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Momin is bringing network analysis techniques, various statistical models, topic models, and natural language processing to reduce data in ways that are comprehensive,… More

Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Armando Guio-Espanol

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

How are we helping young people engage with new technologies? More

Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Rachel Han

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Rachel Han is a 2018-2019 Berkman Klein fellow and Director of Business Development at OpenDataSoft, where she focuses on IoT and smart cities initiatives as well as collaborating… More

Dec 14, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Lily Hu

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

How are algorithms distributing power between people? More

Dec 10, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Amy Zhang

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Amy Zhang's research focuses on human computer interaction, social computing, and the development of tools to improve discussions online. More

Dec 10, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Yomna Nasser

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Yomna Nasser is Berkman Klein Fellow interested in the fields of cryptography, math, programming, and art. More

Dec 10, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Padmashree Gehl Sampath

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Padmashree Gehl Sampath is an international expert on trade, innovation and development issues. More

Dec 1, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Sabelo Mhlambi

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Sabelo Mhlambi's research goal is to improve societies, particularly ones in which there is a history of human rights abuses, through accessible and secure methods of… More

Nov 30, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Jim Lucchese

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Berkman Klein Fellow Jim Lucchesse shares his vision for a more accountable and collaborative future for music technology More

Nov 29, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Hyunjin Seo

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Fellow Hyunjin Seo is working on a project titled “Collective Action in the Digital Age: A Multilevel Approach.” More

Nov 16, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Nick-Brie Guarriello

The blurred lines between recreation and research, the challenge of satisfying the self versus the fanbase, and the balance between teaching and research in academia. More

Nov 16, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Mindy Seu

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

Berkman Klein Center Summer Interns, Skyler Sallick and Juliana Castro, speak at length with Mindy Seu, a 2018-19 Fellow at BKC, about her archival digitization philosophy More

Nov 16, 2018

Get to Know Berkman Klein Fellow Titi Akinsanmi

a spotlight on one of our 2018-2019 BKC Fellows

After talking with Titi Akinsanmi, it’s hard to resist getting swept away by her passion, excitement and deep-rooted optimism regarding her work and the interconnected,… More

Oct 30, 2018

Looking for Fellows to Join Us in 2019-2020

Learn more and apply!

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2019-2020 academic year through our annual open call More

Jul 20, 2018

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2018-2019 Community

Announcing our new class of fellows and community members More

Jul 13, 2017

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2017-2018 Community

We are thrilled to announce the people who will join our community at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as fellows, faculty associates, and… More

Jul 20, 2016

Berkman Klein Center Announces 2016-2017 Community

We are thrilled to announce the people who will join our community at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as fellows, faculty associates, and… More

Oct 14, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Chao Yin Kuo and Patrick Murck

By Summer 2015 Interns Tarun Krishnakumar and Zoe Wood

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Oct 6, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Shannon Dosemagen and Maria Paz Canales

By Summer 2015 Interns Won Woo Kim and Rod Ghaemmaghami

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Oct 2, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Griffin Boyce and Olivier Alais

By Summer 2015 Interns Michael Rosenbloom and Loren Newman

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Sep 28, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Dariusz Jemielniak and Rebecca Richman Cohen

By Summer 2015 Interns Sandra Rubinchik and Muira McCammon

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Sep 15, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Lana Swartz and Leyla Keser

By Summer 2015 Interns David Eichert and Dennis Redeker

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Sep 11, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: Charlie Ruth Castro and Jason Griffey

By Summer 2015 Interns Uvania Naidoo and Nick Rubin

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with some of members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Sep 9, 2015

Welcome New Fellows: William Li and Mary Gray

By Summer 2015 Interns Achyuth Samudrala and Alyssa Smith

This post is part of a series featuring interviews with new members of the 2015-2016 class of Berkman Fellows. Conducted by our 2015 summer interns (affectionately known as … More

Jul 7, 2015

Berkman Center Announces 2015-2016 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will formally join its community in the 2015… More

Mar 2, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Monica Bulger

Meet Monica Bulger, Berkman fellow studying the implications of technology use for youth. More

Feb 12, 2015

Berkman Community Newcomers: Ching-Lin Wang

Meet Ching-Lin Wang, Berkman fellow and Taiwanese public prosecutor focusing on surveillance and personal data protection. More

Dec 22, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Sam Gustin

Meet Sam Gustin, Berkman fellow and correspondent at VICE. More

Dec 1, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: John Stubbs

Meet Berkman fellow John Stubbs, a consultant and former staffer with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, who is researching transparency and international trade… More

Oct 22, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Erhardt Graeff

Meet civic media researcher, technologist, and entrepreneur Erhardt Graeff, a 2014-2015 Berkman Fellow and member of MIT Center for Civic Media and MIT Media Lab. More

Oct 15, 2014

Berkman Community Newcomers: Josephine Wolff

Produced by our 2014 summer interns (affectionately known as "Berkterns"), these Newcomers snapshots aim to showcase the diverse backgrounds, interests, and accomplishments of our… More

Jun 30, 2014

Berkman Center Announces 2014-2015 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will join the community in the 2014-2015… More

Nov 25, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Bruce Schneier

This week we are featuring an interview with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellow, Bruce Schneier, as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by… More

Nov 21, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Sara M. Watson and Yang Cao

This week we are featuring two interviews with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellows as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer… More

Nov 12, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Kate Darling, Hasit Shah, Dalia Othman, and J. Nathan Matias

This week we are featuring four interviews with 2013-2014 Berkman Fellows as part of an ongoing series showcasing individuals in the Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013… More

Nov 4, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Shane Greenstein, Niva Elkin-Koren, and Amy Johnson

This week we are featuring our second installation of a series of interviews showcasing individuals in the 2013-2014 Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer Berkterns, the… More

Oct 23, 2013

Meet members of the 2013-2014 Berkman Community: Jeff Young and Sonia Livingstone

This week we are featuring our first installation of a series of interviews showcasing individuals in the 2013-2014 Berkman community. Conducted by our 2013 summer Berkterns, the… More

Jul 8, 2013

Berkman Center Announces 2013-2014 Community

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who will join the community in the 2013-2014… More

Jun 28, 2012

Berkman Center Announces 2012-2013 Fellows

The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University today announced the fellows who will join the community in the 2012-2013 academic year, continuing a tradition of… More

Jan 11, 2012

New Fellowship: Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

Addressing the growing need for fresh ideas and research in news reporting, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society announce… More

Jun 16, 2011

U.S. C.I.O. to Serve Joint Fellowship at Harvard

Vivek Kundra, the U.S. Chief Information Officer at the White House for the past two and a half years, will serve a joint fellowship this fall at Harvard University. Kundra will… More

Jun 15, 2011

Berkman Center Announces 2011-2012 Fellows

(updated June 22)

The Berkman Center announces its incoming fellows for the upcoming academic year, continuing a tradition of providing a home to many of the brightest and most creative minds in… More

Jan 25, 2011

The Center for Research on Computation and Society is Accepting Applications for 2011-2012 Positions

Researchers who wish to interact with both computer scientists and colleagues from other disciplines are welcome to apply to the CRCS Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scholars… More

Oct 21, 2010

7 days in October

It's been an eventful seven days around the Berkman Center. Let's review...the call for fellowship applications, a new podcast, two new research papers, and a book talk... More

Oct 14, 2010

Berkman Center accepting fellowship applications for 2011-2012 academic year

We are currently accepting applications through two distinct channels: First, we are accepting applications for a specific fellowship opportunity: our academic fellowship for… More

Jun 7, 2010

Berkman Center Announces 2010-2011 Fellows

The Berkman Center has announced its 2010-2011 fellows, faculty associates, and Fellowship Advisory Board members... More


Community 01

Open Ideals

A Berkman-Klein Center Tale: From Fellows Hour to Funding!

How one Fellow's project began as an idea at 23 Everett Street (BKC’s HQ!) in 2014, moved to introspection and tinkering, and then opened to funding, collaboration, and feedback.

Nov 27, 2018

People 01

Team