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.

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.

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is Research Director of the Centre for Communication Governance, and an Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi (NLU Delhi). She teaches specialised courses on Internet Governance, privacy and media policy, and works with media regulation and Internet governance, particularly in the context of the rights to free speech and privacy.

Geanne Rosenberg Belton

Geanne Perlman Rosenberg Belton is a faculty associate at the Berkman Center. A journalist and attorney, Geanne is a professor of journalism at Baruch College of the City University of New York and director of the Harnisch Journalism Projects.


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.

Lionel Brossi

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


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.

Rebecca Richman Cohen

Rebecca has been a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School since 2011. She is an Emmy Award nominated documentary filmmaker with experience in international human rights, criminal defense, and drug policy reform. As a fellow at the Berkman Center, she will hone pedagogical approaches to train aspiring public interest lawyers to integrate visual media effectively in their legal practice.

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.

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.


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.


Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon is a researcher and game designer who investigates how games and social media can enhance civic learning and local engagement. While at the Berkman Center, Eric will study the impact of game-based learning on local civic engagement and explore how new technologies can enhance citizenship and collective efficacy.

Joshua Greene

Joshua Greene is an experimental psychologist, neuroscientist, and philosopher. He studies moral judgment and decision-making, primarily using behavioral experiments and functional neuroimaging (fMRI).


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

Eldar's main research interests are: Cyber law; Intellectual property (focusing mainly on Copyright law); Information technology; Privacy; and Criminal law. As a Berkman Fellow, Eldar intends to explore the various ramifications of the so-called “right to be forgotten,” and examine whether such “civil rehabilitation right” could coexist with free speech and freedom of information and whether it is desirable for society.

Sharon Harper

Sharon Harper received an MFA in photography and related media from the School of Visual Art in New York. Her work explores the intersection of technology and perception.


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,, among others).

Reynol Junco

Rey Junco is an associate professor of education and human computer interaction at Iowa State University and a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Rey applies quantitative methods to analyze the effects of social media on youth psychosocial development, engagement, and learning.

Leyla Keser

Leyla Keser is the Director of IT Law Institute at İstanbul Bilgi University. She will analyze the economic impacts of the ‘right to be forgotten’ on Internet economy and on multistakeholder Internet governance in light of big data and data driven innovation.


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.


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.

Thomas Margoni

Dr. Thomas Margoni is a Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Internet Law at the School of Law – CREATe Centre and director of the LLM programme in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy at University of Glasgow.

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.

Colin Rhinesmith

Colin Rhinesmith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. He is also a Faculty Research Fellow with the Benton Foundation, a private foundation that works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance our democracy.


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).

Ricarose Roque

Ricarose Roque is a PhD student with the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. At the Berkman Center, Ricarose will investigate the role of family and community in young people’s development of computational fluency, and explore the design of creative learning environments to support broader participation in computing.

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.


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.

Jessica Silbey

Jessica Silbey is a Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. She teaches in the areas of intellectual property and constitutional law and is an expert on the use of film to communicate about law.

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).


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.

Josephine Wolff

Josephine Wolff is an assistant professor of public policy and computing security at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During the 2015-16 year she is also a New America Cybersecurity Initiative fellow, working on a project about a series of cyber security incidents over the course of the past decade, tracing their economic and legal aftermath and their impact on the current state of technical, social, and political lines of defense.


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.