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Madeline McGee

Project Coordinator

Madeline McGee is a Project Coordinator for Research at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She supports the Center’s Youth and Media (YaM) project, as well as contributing to the development and implementation of a wide range of research and education projects.

Madeline is passionate about building a digital world where young people are empowered to co-design solutions to social challenges alongside adults. She spends much of her time thinking about the intersection of youth, digital media, and democracy, and in particular the role of media and digital communication in the civic and political development of young people.

Before joining BKC, Madeline worked as a Diverse Democracy Fellow at the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tufts University. There, she studied the interplay between media and civic engagement, with a particular focus on youth-adult partnerships and participatory design, youth voice and media creation, and local communication ecologies. Previously, she trained as a journalist, and continues to carry a deep interest (mostly driven by existential fear) in online political communication, mis/disinformation, and the sustainability of local news.

Her name is not pronounced like that of the character from the cartoon.   

Projects & Tools

Co-Designing Generative Futures

As generative AI technologies have advanced, so too has their potential to transform how people worldwide create, think, work, learn, problem solve, and govern. Given these far…

Digital Identity

Exploring the ethical and human rights considerations of digital identity.

Youth and Media

Youth and Media (YaM) encompasses an array of research, advocacy, and development initiatives around youth (age 12-18) and digital technology.

Network of Interdisciplinary Internet & Society Research Centers

A collaborative initiative focused on interdisciplinary research on the development, social impact, policy implications, and legal issues concerning the Internet.

Research Sprints

The BKC Research Sprints are a series of educational programs that bring together emerging scholars from around the world to discuss and innovate on specific themes related to our…


Mar 30, 2023

Digital Identity During Times of Crisis

What We Learned During the Fall 2022 Research Sprint

BKC hosted a 10-week Research Sprint from October to December 2022 investigating Digital Identity in Times of Crisis, in collaboration with partners metaLAB at Harvard, the…


Center for Democracy and Technology

Report – Sharing the Health: Guidance for Schools When Procuring Mental Health Technologies

The Center for Democracy and Technology, with advice from Sandra Cortesi, Madeline McGee, Leah Plunkett, and Elizabeth Sylvan released a new report to help schools procure…

Jun 27, 2023