Erica George is the online organizer for the StopBadware project at Berkman, concentrating on building online community and StopBadware's online communications.
Erica has been part of the Berkman staff since the fall of 2004 in a variety of roles, and moved to the StopBadware project at the start of 2007. Before that, she coordinated Berkman's events, such as the Tuesday luncheon series and Harvard-side participation in the Wikimania 2006 conference. She has also managed Berkman's office and internal knowledge management and administrated the Clinical Program in Cyberlaw.
Prior to the Berkman Center, Erica worked as a faculty assistant at Harvard Law School, and as a political organizer and administrative coordinator at nonprofit public policy and social change organizations. Erica graduated with a degree in Sociology and Peace and Conflict Studies from Brandeis University in 2000, and was a Jewish Organizing Initiative fellow in ’00-’01.
Erica’s interests include social systems and social movements; organizational behavior; civil liberties; alternative dispute resolution; fair use, derivative works, and collaborative creativity; stakeholdership and labor in online content creation; and the social and civic potentials of internet technology. A longtime blogger herself, she is also the co-coordinator of the Berkman Center’s weekly blog and social media discussion group.
Outside of the cybersociety realm, Erica serves on the board of the Folk Arts Center of New England and on the steering committee of the Progressive Democrats of Somerville, and is a member of a layperson-led cooperative synagogue. Erica can frequently be found letting her feet fly at one of several local international, Eastern-European, and contra folkdance clubs.