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

feoma 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.

Ken Carson

Ken will be working on digital health and privacy initiatives as a Berkman Fellow. He is a lawyer who, before joining Berkman, served as Assistant Provost for Research Policy at Harvard.

Amber Case

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist and user experience designer from Portland, Oregon. She studies the interaction between humans and computers and how our relationship with information is changing the way cultures think, act, and understand their worlds.

Sandra Cortesi

Fellow at the Berkman Center / Director of Youth and Media

Sandra Cortesi is a Fellow at the Berkman Center and the Director of Youth and Media (www.youthandmedia.org). She is responsible for coordinating the Youth and Media’s policy, research, and educational initiatives.

Kate Coyer

Kate Coyer is the director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at Central European University's Center for Media, Data and Society in the School of Public Policy. She will research the role of Internet companies in responding to violent extremism online and the impacts on privacy and freedom of expression, and continue her work supporting access to communication for refugees.

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Jack Cushman

Jack Cushman is an attorney, programmer, and digital artist from Somerville, Massachusetts. As a fellow he is working primarily on Perma.cc, building a distributed network for digital preservation at university libraries.

Kate Darling

Kate Darling is a Research Specialist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab. After surviving law school, she went on to pursue her passion for innovation policy at the intersection of technology, law, and society.

John DeLong

John DeLong is a fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. John is focused on the implications of technology changes -- including machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data -- on the framework and best practices for compliance, oversight, and ethics programs.

Mailyn Fidler

Mailyn Fidler is a scholar and advocate studying the exercise of power in the Internet society. She focuses on Internet legislation in developing countries, grassroots protests against government surveillance, and international politics and law relating to surveillance technologies and practices.

Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner is executive-in-residence at Pierre Omidyar's First Look, and is the former longtime executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

Mary Gray

Mary is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research. She maintains a tenured appointment as Associate Professor in the Media School, with adjunct positions in American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender Studies at Indiana University.

Ben Green

As a Berkman Fellow, Ben is working to develop best practices for how cities use data and technology. His aim is to help all US cities adopt a culture for effectively using and responsibly managing data, in order to improve lives for citizens.

Natalie Gyenes

Natalie is a researcher working at the intersection of health and human rights, and will conduct research with the Berkman Klein Center and the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media.

Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen is a senior research fellow at the Tow Center and a doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Elizabeth’s research focuses on the organizational and technological dynamics of innovation and adaptation amidst the massive digital transformation of the media landscape.

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.

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Felipe Heusser

Felipe Heusser is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, but also an activist, researcher, and social entrepreneur. He is broadly interested in the intersection of civics and technology, exploring topics such as freedom of information, civic media, and open government.

Dean Jansen

Dean Jansen is the co-founder of Amara, a project focused on accessibility, inclusion, and modeling a different kind of on-demand economy.

Jonas Kaiser

Jonas is an associated researcher at the Chair of Political Communication at Zeppelin University and at Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, and is interested in the networked public sphere, digital methods and political communication.

Rachel Kalmar

Rachel Kalmar is a data scientist, community organizer, and world record holder for number of wearable sensors worn continuously. Wrangling noisy data, she investigates how to make wearable and sensor data useful and interactive.

Yarden Katz

Yarden Katz is a departmental fellow in Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School. His scientific interests are at the interface of artificial intelligence and biology.

Chun-Hao Kuo

Chun-Hao Kuo is a Prosecutor in New Taipei District Prosecutors Office of the Ministry of Justice in Taiwan, who has been investigating and prosecuting a variety of criminal cases, especially focus on corruption and organized crime.

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Rosemary Leith

Rosemary is a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center, joining Berkman’s Internet Robustness team, building awareness and facilitating global partnerships in an effort to support a more stable and reliable Web. She is also a Director of Herdict (Berkman Center) that uses crowdsourcing to present a real-time view of Internet accessibility around the world.

David Lindsay

David F. Lindsay, an associate professor at Monash Law School, Australia, will focus his research on building better understanding of public rights in copyright law and on the legitimacy of copyright and privacy law regimes that restrict access to offshore content.

Andres Lombana

Andres Lombana-Bermudez is a researcher and designer working at the intersection of digital technology, youth, innovation, and learning. His approach is transdisciplinary and collaborative, combining ethnographic and quantitative research methods, design-based research, and media technology design.

Patrick Murck

Patrick is a lawyer and expert on bitcoin and blockchain-based technologies. He will conduct research into the law and policy implications of bitcoin, distributed ledgers and smart contracts.

Sarah Newman

Sarah Newman is a visual artist working primarily in the area of photography. Her works engage ideas of physical and psychological, discovered and constructed spaces, often through a combination of color and black and white photographs and text.

Crystal Nwaneri

Crystal Nwaneri is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School from Baltimore, Maryland. Her interests and work lie at the intersection of intellectual property, privacy, technology, and digital media.

Griffin Peterson

Grif Peterson is the learning lead for Peer 2 Peer University, where he oversees learning design and is primarily responsible for the development and growth of the learning circle program.

Karin Pettersson

Karin Pettersson, the political editor-in-chief at Aftonbladet, Scandinavia’s biggest daily newspaper, will study how extreme right-wing and racist movements use digital platforms to reach audiences and how this affects the work of traditional media.

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Leah Plunkett

Leah A. Plunkett is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where she works on the Student Privacy Initiative. She is also the Director of Academic Success & Associate Professor of Legal Skills at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He has been the lead researcher for Berkman Center reports on Internet surveillance, filtering circumvention, and distributed denial of service attacks against independent media.

Jonathan Sun

Jonathan Sun is an interdisciplinary researcher, architect, engineer, artist, comedian, and playwright. He is a PhD candidate at MIT in the Department of Urban Studies + Planning, and a 2016-2017 Berkman Klein Fellow at Harvard.

Erica Tennyson

Erica Tennyson is an attorney in Cambridge, MA representing emerging technology companies. She will be assisting students and community members at the Cyberlaw Clinic and pursuing research on ethical investing.

Micky Tripathi

Micky Tripathi is the CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative, a non-profit organization specializing in solving policy, technical, business, and legal issues related to digitizing health care delivery.

Zach Tumin

As a Berkman Fellow, Zach supports the Responsive Cities Initiative,focused on explicating the management and leadership challenges of provisioning advanced Internet networks.

Paola Villarreal

Paola Villarreal is a self taught systems programmer/data scientist that works with the ACLU of Massachusetts on social justice projects that heavily rely on open technology and data.

Meng Weng Wong

Meng Weng Wong is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and computer scientist currently working on Legalese.com, a LegalTech startup building client-facing legal applications based on a formal language for computational law. Recently a visiting fellow at the University of Venice, Meng has lived in Philadelphia, Palo Alto, and Singapore.