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.

Ifeoma Ajunwa

Ifeoma Ajunwa recently received her Ph.D. in Sociology (Organizational Theory/Law & Society emphasis) at Columbia University where she wrote her dissertation on the reentry of the formerly incarcerated.

Virgilio Almeida

Virgilio is a Professor of Computer Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. His research interests include performance evaluation and modeling large scale distributed systems.

Meryl Alper

Meryl Alper is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. She studies the social and cultural implications of communication technologies, with a particular focus on disability and digital media, children and families’ technology use, and mobile communication.

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Susan Benesch

Susan Benesch teaches international human rights at American University's School of International Service. She founded the Dangerous Speech Project, to find ways of diminishing inflammatory speech – and its capacity to inspire violence - while protecting freedom of expression.

Fernando Bermejo

Fernando is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center and the research and program director of Media Cloud. He is also profesor asociado at IE University in Madrid. His research focuses on the different forms of measuring the Internet—people, content, infrastructure, activity—and he is working on a database (Net Data Directory) that aims to compile a comprehensive list of data sources about the Internet.

Sandra Braman

Sandra Braman does research on the macro-level effects of information technologies and their policy implications -- problems of the co-construction of society, law, and technology.

Lionel Brossi

Lionel Brossi is Director of Postgraduate Studies and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication and Image of the University of Chile.

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Herbert Burkert

Prof. Dr. Herbert Burkert is President of the Research Centre for Information Law at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) where he teaches public law, information and communication law. His research interests @Berkman cover law as Information and its role in regulating information flows in society, information technology as object and driver of regulation, and data protection and access to information regimes.

Tressie McMillan Cottom

I am an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. I teach race/ethnicity, contemporary theory, sociology of (higher) education, and digital sociology at the undergraduate and graduate level. I am the author of Lower Ed: How For-Profit Colleges Deepen Inequality, forthcoming from The New Press. I am an editorial writer at The Message and contributing editor at Dissent.

Nick Couldry

Full Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, at the London School of Economics and Political Science and during September-December 2017 Visiting Researcher at Mirosoft Research Lab, Cambridge, MA.

David Cox

David Cox is a computational neuroscientist and machine learning researcher at Harvard University, affliated with the Center for Brain Science, the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard.

Primavera De Filippi

Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, where she is investigating the legal challenges of “governance-by-design” in online distibuted architectures, such as Bitcoin, Ethereum etc.

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Niva Elkin-Koren

Niva Elkin-Koren is the founding director of the Haifa Center for Law & Technology (HCLT) and the former dean of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on the legal institutions that facilitate private and public control over the production and dissemination of information.

Christian Fieseler

Christian is a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center and serves as the co-director of the Nordic Centre for Internet and Society in Oslo, Norway. He also works as an associate professor for communication management at the Norwegian Business School, BI.

Mayo Fuster Morell

Mayo Fuster Morell is currently a Berkman fellow. At the Berkman Center, she is part of the Cooperation group overseen by Yochai Benkler. She will be researching the dimension, evolution and governance of common-based peer production; and the meta-politics derivatives and movement of free culture and digital commons.

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Shane Greenstein

Shane Greenstein is Professor in the Management and Strategy Department at the Kellogg School of Management, and, by courtesy, in the School of Communications, Northwestern University.

Eldar Haber

Dr. Eldar Haber is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) at the Faculty of Law, University of Haifa and a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

Samer Hassan

Samer Hassan is an activist and researcher, currently Associate Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). As a Berkman Fellow, he focuses on interdisciplinary research around decentralized collaboration i.e. decentralized systems (e.g. blockchain) that may facilitate the sustainability of Commons-based peer production communities.

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.

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Benjamin Mako Hill

Benjamin Mako Hill is a social scientist, technologist, and activist. In all three roles, he works to understand why some attempts at peer production — like Wikipedia and Linux — build large volunteer communities while the vast majority never attract even a second contributor.

Dariusz Jemielniak

Dariusz Jemielniak is a Wikipedian, Full Professor of Management at Kozminski University, and an entrepreneur (having established the largest online dictionary in Poland, ling.pl, among others).

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Beth Kolko

Beth Kolko is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center and a Professor in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington.

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Harry Lewis

Harry Lewis is Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He served as Dean of Harvard College from 1995-2003.

David Malan

David J. Malan is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

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Catharina Maracke

Dr. Catharina Maracke is an associate professor at the Graduate School for Media and Governance, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, at Keio University. Her current work and research interests include copyright law and policy, the interaction between law and new media, and the role of Universities in the development of Internet policies.

James Mickens

James Mickens has broad interests in systems design and security. Much of his research focuses on the problems that arise when distributed systems must scale to many users and many machines.

Carla Reyes

Carla L Reyes is a faculty associate at the Berkman Klien Center, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, and affiliated faculty with the Indiana University-Bloomington Ostrom Workshop on Cybersecurity & Internet Governance.

Colin Rhinesmith

Colin Rhinesmith is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College and a faculty associate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

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Nagla Rizk

Nagla Rizk is professor of economics and founding director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Cynthia Rudin

Cynthia Rudin is an associate professor of statistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology associated with the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Sloan School of Management, and directs the Prediction Analysis Lab. Her interests are in machine learning, data mining, applied statistics, and knowledge discovery (Big Data).

Brittany Seymour

Brittany Seymour is an Assistant Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine with a research focus in interdisciplinary collaborations for health through innovative information dissemination and curriculum development. As a Berkman Fellow this year, she will explore online health information/misinformation and patient behaviors in the context of networked media theory and social network analysis.

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Aaron Shaw

Aaron is a Ph.D. candidate in the Sociology Department at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on political and economic dimensions of collective action online.

Alexander Trechsel

Alexander H. Trechsel is Professor of Political Science and the first full-time holder of the Swiss Chair in Federalism and Democracy at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. At the Berkman Center, Trechsel will focus his research on the study of the transformation of representative democracy in the digital era.

Lokman Tsui

Lokman Tsui is a scholar, activist, and currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where his research focuses on free expression, digital rights and internet policy. Lokman was formerly Google's Head of Free Expression in Asia and the Pacific (2011-14).

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Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep Tufekci is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill at the School of Information and Library Science with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Sociology. Her research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics.

Effy Vayena

Effy Vayena is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Professor of Health Policy and leads the newly-established Health Ethics and Policy Lab in the Department of Public Health at the EBPI, University of Zurich.. Her current research focus is on ethical and policy questions in personalized medicine and digital health.

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Dorothy Zinberg

Dorothy Shore Zinberg is Lecturer in Public Policy, Faculty Associate at the BCSIA, and a faculty member with the Program for Science, Technology, and Public Policy.