Casey Fiesler is an Assistant Professor of Information Science at University of Colorado Boulder. A social computing researcher and legal scholar, she researches different forms of governance within online communities, including law, platform policies, social norms, and ethics. Her current work focuses in part on understanding how governance at different levels interact, and how they can work together to cultivate pro-social communities that are inclusive and safe.
She is currently part of the NSF-funded PERVADE (pervasive data ethics for computational research) project, focused on empirical studies of research ethics for social computing and big data. She is also passionate about improving ethics education and norms for technical fields such as computing and data science.
As a copyright and fair use advocate, Casey has interned with Creative Commons, and is on the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works. She holds a PhD in human-centered computing from Georgia Tech and a JD from Vanderbilt Law School.