I am an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern as well as a faculty associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard. Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia was published by The MIT Press in September 2010. A long time ago I was a Computer Science student at UMBC. I then moved to Cambridge and completed the Masters program in Technology and Policy at MIT. After a brief time as a consultant in New York City I returned to the MIT Lab for Computer Science as a policy analyst and W3C/IETF Working Group chair and editor. After almost a decade in Cambridge, I left for New York again to articulate and contextualize my experience with new media and collaborative communities at NYU's Department of Media, Communication, and Culture. I concluded my graduate studies at NYU with a doctoral dissertation on the history and collaborative culture of Wikipedia. I've been able to speak about my work at the W3C and NYU with national media including Technology Review, The Economist, The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, and American and New Zealand Public Radio.
Gender bias in Wikipedia and Britannica (with Lauren Rhue), Communication Studies Faculty Publications (2011)
Is there a bias against women’s representation in Wikipedia biographies? Thousands of biographical subjects from...
Good faith collaboration: the culture of Wikipedia, Books and Monographs (2011)
Wikipedia's style of collaborative production has been lauded, lambasted, and satirized. Despite unease over its...