People

The Berkman Klein community includes a network of faculty, fellows, students, entrepreneurs, lawyers, and virtual architects working to identify and engage with the challenges and opportunities of cyberspace.

Olivier Alais

Olivier is a senior Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialist. He has been working on numerous public programs and he has a deep interest in supporting government transparency and efficiency through the design and implementation of ICT policies.

Kendra Albert

Kendra Albert is a lawyer at Zeitgiest Law, a boutique technology law firm in San Francisco. Their interests at the broadest level include intermediary liability, platforms, gender online, video games and intellectual property.

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Gerrit Beger

For the last five years Gerrit has led and grown a team introducing social media and digital enagement to UNICEF by pioneering innovative approaches such as digital citizenship and safety as well as promoting the use of social media for deeper dialogue with diverse UNICEF audiences.

Doreen Bogdan-Martin

Doreen Bogdan-Martin is a strategic leader with more than 20 years of high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations. Since 2008, Doreen has been Chief of Strategic Planning & Membership for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations located in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Catherine Bracy

Catherine Bracy runs Code for America's international program. Previously, she served in many staff positions at the Berkman Center, most recently as administrative director.

Scott Bradner

Scott Bradner was involved in the design, operation and use of data networks at Harvard University since the early days of the ARPANET. He was involved in the design of the original Harvard data networks, the Longwood Medical Area network (LMAnet) and New England Academic and Research Network (NEARnet).

Maria Paz Canales

Maria Paz Canales is a Chilean antitrust lawyer and UC Berkeley Master of Laws with a Certificate of Specialization in Law & Technology. She will research and analyze the design of regulations and technologies that break traditional cultural industries online and create new markets and models in which creators and users may exercise digital freedoms.

Nighat Dad

Nighat Dad is the Executive Director of Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan. She is an accomplished lawyer and a human rights activist.

Tim Davies

Tim Davies works on projects at the intersection of civic engagement, technology, facilitation and community engagement. Over 2014/15 he is working with the Web Foundation as coordinator of the research and capacity building Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Development Countries project, and through Practical Participation on the development of data standards for transparency in philanthropy.

Shannon Dosemagen

A founder of Public Lab, Shannon is based in New Orleans and Cambridge (MA) as President and Executive Director of the non-profit. While at Berkman, Shannon will be thinking through issues of trust, legitimacy, security, verification and the use of community-collected data for the purpose of influencing policy around the environment and public health.

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Andy Ellis

Andy Ellis is Akamai's Chief Security Officer, responsible for overseeing the security architecture and compliance of the company's massive, globally distributed network.

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.

Mariel Garcia Montes

Mariel García-Montes, @faeriedevilish, is a tech capacity builder currently studying and researching youth, media, civic/moral education and digital literacies at the Center for Civic Media and Comparative Media Studies at MIT.

Nicola Greco

Nicola Greco is a Ph.D. student in the Decentralized Information Group at MIT. He will write and advance research on ways to re-decentralize the web, focusing on technical, political, and social aspects of decentralized systems.

Jason Griffey

Jason Griffey is the founder and principal at Evenly Distributed, a technology consulting and creation firm for libraries, museums, education, and other non-profits. Jason is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studies hyperlocal micronetworks such as his LibraryBox project.

Paulina Haduong

Paulina Haduong is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, exploring the intersections of youth, education, and technology. With Professor Urs Gasser, Paulina is currently working on Cyberlearning, the Digital Problem Solving Initiative, the Student Privacy Initiative, and Youth and Media.

Stephanie Hankey

Stephanie Hankey is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Tactical Technology Collective, an organization that has worked internationally to help make NGOs, journalists and activists tech-savvy since 2003.

Jerome Hergueux

Jerome is an affiliate researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and a post-doctoral researcher at the ETH Zurich. From 2011 to 2014, Jerome spent three years as a research fellow at the Berkman Center, where he did most of his Ph.D. work.

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson is a PhD student in MIT's HASTS program, where she studies language and technology. Her research examines online parody in English, Arabic, and Japanese as a nexus for creative play; activism and social critique; complex, individualized meaning-making; freedom of speech issues; and media-based communities.

Adi Kamdar

Adi Kamdar is a student at Harvard Law School. He was previously an activist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he worked on issues such as patent reform, online free speech, and surveillance.

John Kelly

John Kelly is the founder and lead scientist of Morningside Analytics. His research blends Social Network Analysis, content analysis, and statistics to solve the problem of making complex online networks visible and understandable.

Danil Kerimi

Danil Kerimi, Director, Digital Economy and Global Technology Policy, World Economic Forum/Member of the Secretariat of NETmundial Initiative.

SJ Klein

Samuel Klein is a Wikipedian, a One Laptop per Child organizer, a mathematics and physics zealot, a clutch proofreader, and a long-time Bostonian.

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Amanda Lenhart

Amanda Lenhart is Associate Director, Research at the Pew Research Center, where she directs research on young adults, teens, children and families and how they use and think about digital technologies.

Greg Leppert

Greg Leppert is running the marathon. He's pumping his arms, thinking about sustainable media properties on the Internet, breathing to the rhythm of robotic user interfaces.

William Li

William Li is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). At Berkman, he will develop data science methods to find insights and patterns in large open government datasets, particularly large collections of text.

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Mary Madden

Mary Madden is a Senior Researcher for the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and an affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is a nationally recognized expert on trends in social media use, online privacy management, and the impact of digital media on teens and parents.

J. Nathan Matias

Nathan Matias, a PhD student at the MIT Media Lab, designs and researches civic technologies for cooperation across diversity. At the Berkman Center, he will be applying data analysis and design to the topics of peer-based social technologies, creative learning, civic engagement, journalism, gender diversity, and creative learning.

Cheryl McGrath

Cheryl McGrath is the Director of the MacPhaidin Library, overseeing the MacPhaidin Library, and Archives and Historical Collections. Before coming to Stonehill in 2012, she was part of the senior leadership team for Harvard College Library, heading Access Services for Widener and Lamont libraries.

Gabriel Mugar

Gabriel is an activist and researcher in the field of participatory media and open online collaborative platforms. As a Berkman affiliate, Gabriel will continue his research on newcomer learning, focusing on youth participation in collaborative knowledge production as well as how platforms like Wikipedia are formalizing the experience of new participants.

Paulo Rogerio Nunes

Paulo is the co-founder and executive director of the Instituto Midia Etnica and the news portal Correio Nagô that focuses on issues of diversity and human rights and is the leading online community targeting Afro-Brazilians.

Matt Olsen

Matt Olsen is participating in the Berkman Klein Center's Cybersecurity Project, helping to lead the project, along with Jonathan Zittrain and Bruce Schneier.

Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, activist, director, and blogger who first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls.

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Matthew Pearl

Matthew Pearl is an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he works in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. At Berkman, Matthew is part of an effort to assess whether mesh network technologies can and should be used to improve public safety communications, and to evaluate the legal, policy, and technological issues that are raised by the adoption of such networks.

Noopur Raval

Noopur is a PhD student in Informatics at UC Irvine. Her current research focuses on human labor within ridehailing applications, specifically with regard to how workers make sense of their work in order to succeed at it.

Lauren Scholz

Lauren Scholz is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law School's Project on the Foundations of Private Law. Previously, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project.

Mayte Schomburg

Mayte Schomburg is initiator and chair of Publixphere e.V., a non-profit fostering cross-partisan political debate and youth engagement in Germany. Previously to being a Berkman fellow 2014-15, she coordinated the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers (NoC).

Andy Sellars

Andy Sellars is an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center, and the Director of the BU/MIT Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic, a legal clinic at Boston University School of Law, serving students at MIT and BU who face legal issues with their innovation-related academic and extracurricular activity.

Ryan Shapiro

Ryan's research interests also include the policing of dissent more broadly, especially in the name of national security. Along these lines, Ryan is working on several additional mixed FOIA and archival research projects.

James Shulman

James Shulman is a Senior Fellow at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. From its founding in 2001 to 2016 he was president of Artstor. Working with his colleagues, he developed and implemented plans for creating an organization that now serves over 1,800 colleges, universities, schools, and museums around the world.

Ivan Sigal

Ivan Sigal is the Executive Director of Global Voices, an online citizen media network that amplifies unheard stories and perspectives, originally founded at the Berkman Center

Alicia Solow-Niederman

Alicia Solow-Niederman is a Berkman affiliate and third-year student at Harvard Law School. She is especially interested in freedom of expression and privacy issues in the digital age, both in the United States and globally.

Gosia Stergios

I am a versatile knowledge professional--a strategist, a researcher, an analyst, an innovator and a communicator--equally at home in business and academia, someone who excels in bridging disparate disciplines and practices in conducting research, creating teams or managing programs.

John Stubbs

A former staffer with the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), John Stubbs is a Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society where he is researching transparency and international trade agreements.

Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, and the economic and social impact of technology and advises business and government leaders around the world.

Emy Tseng

Emy Tseng is a Senior Communications Program Specialist with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a Fellow at the Berkman Center, where she serves in a personal capacity. At Berkman, her research interests include Internet and mobile usage in low-income communities in newly-industrialized and emerging economies, and the development of trust networks in marginalized communities.

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Kevin Wallen

Presently, Kevin is actively involved with SET, a project which he plans to expand extensively. He also serves as Director of Public Relations for Innocence International, the brainchild organization of Reuben “Hurricane” Carter, which lobbies for the rights of wrongly imprisoned individuals.

Waide Warner

Waide Warner is Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and a Senior Advisor at the CyberLaw Clinic of Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

Sara M. Watson

Sara M. Watson is a technology critic and an affiliate with the Berkman Center. Her work addresses how individuals are learning to live with, understand, and interpret data.

Rebecca Weiss

Rebecca Weiss is a PhD candidate at Stanford University. She is primarily interested in how the news affects the political and economic attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of the consuming public.

Yana Welinder

Yana Welinder is Legal Director at the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts Wikipedia and its sister sites. Yana leads Wikimedia's public policy, copyright strategy, and trademark portfolio. She also researches and writes about internet law as a non-residential fellow at Stanford Center for Internet and Society.

Sarah Myers West

Sarah Myers West is a doctoral student and the Wallis Annenberg Graduate Research Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, focusing her work on information controls and Internet governance. She received her B.A. with Distinction in Media Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and Masters in Public Diplomacy from the University of Southern California where she was a Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow.