1. David Craig

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    David Craig conducts research and teaches about media industries and creator culture, mapping the dimensions, distinctions, and disruption generated by these cultural industries economically, politically, and socio-culturally.

    He has published three books and over two dozen articles about the global creator culture and the Chinese equivalent (wanghong). He is the co-director of the dual master’s program in global media and communication in partnership with the London School of Economics, and was a visiting scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong for six years.

    Prior, Craig was a Hollywood producer and executive responsible for over 30 films, TV programs, web series, documentaries, and stage productions that garnered over 70 Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody nominations.

  2. Lisa Austin

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    Lisa Austin is a Professor and Chair in Law and Technology at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and recently served as an Associate Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society (SRI). In addition to her legal training, Lisa holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.

    Her research focuses on privacy law, property law and legal theory, with an emphasis on the impacts of new technologies, the nature of the rule of law, and the boundaries between what the law considers private and public. Her privacy work has been cited numerous times by Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. In recognition of her influence on public policy, in 2017 she was one of the inaugural winners of the University of Toronto’s President Impact Award. At the University of Toronto, she has been a leader in creating an interdisciplinary community around privacy issues. She co-founded the IT3 Lab, a 3-year project that focused on innovative interdisciplinary research in law and engineering to make digital technologies more transparent and accountable.

    Her current research focuses on moving past privacy law to define and defend a broader idea of “data governance”, and to understand what kind of regulatory infrastructure we need in order to bring about the just and fair conditions of social legibility. She is particularly interested in examining the potential role of data intermediaries in mediating data access between parties in the data ecosystem, and their place in an overall theory of data governance.

    Twitter: @Lisa_M_Austin

  3. Meredith D. Clark

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    Meredith D. Clark, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and the Department of Communication Studies, and director of the Center for Communication, Media Innovation and Social Change at Northeastern University.

    Her research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power. Her first book, We Tried to Tell Y’all: Black Twitter and the Rise of Digital Counter-Narratives, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Her research has been published in Communication and the Public; Communication, Culture & Critique; Electronic News; Journalism & Mass Communication Educator; Journal of Social Media in Society; New Media & Society; and Social Movement Studies.

    Clark is serving a four-year board leadership in the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC), and is an advisory board member of the Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies at NYU. She’s committed to the Lordeian practice of self-preservation as political warfare, and actively practices what Robin D.G. Kelley calls “radical imagination” – the view of seeing the world not as it is, but as it could be.

    Southern by the grace of God, Meredith now makes her home in JP with her husband, Willie, and their dog, Foster.

    Twitter: @MeredithDClark

  4. Swati Srivastava

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    Swati Srivastava is Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. She received her doctorate in political science from Northwestern University, where she held affiliations with the Buffett Institute for Global Studies and the Center for Legal Studies. She is the author of Hybrid Sovereignty in World Politics (Cambridge University Press 2022) and numerous articles in top political science journals, including International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, International Studies Review, Perspectives on Politics, and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Relations.

    Her research has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Andrew Mellon Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and International Studies Association. Srivastava’s specific research interests concern private power in global governance, especially public-private relations between governments, corporations, and NGOs. She has also contributed to research on international responsibility, including corporate responsibility and structural justice, social construction, and historical methods.

    Her latest research evaluates the political power and responsibility of Big Tech companies and tracks regulation in an international comparative context. Srivastava uses original archival and interview data along with content analysis and comparative historical analysis. At Purdue, Srivastava has been recognized with the highest university and college-wide research and teaching awards. She teaches undergraduate courses in political science on international relations and graduate courses on international relations and global non-state actors. She is a faculty affiliate with the Cornerstone integrated liberal arts program that focuses on transformative texts and oral communication. Finally, she is the founder and director of an undergraduate research lab that examines the politics of Big Tech algorithmic governance.

    Twitter: @swatisrivast

  5. Joseph B. Walther

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    Joseph B. Walther holds the Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Technology and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he is a Distinguished Professor of Communication and former Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society. A Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow of the International Communication Association, and a Distinguished Scholar in the National Communication Association, he has previously held positions at several distinguished universities in the US, Europe, and Asia.


    His research focuses on the impact of interpersonal and intergroup dynamics in the attitudes and behaviors people develop via mediated interaction, in personal relationships, groups, and inter-ethnic conflict. He developed the social information processing theory of mediated communication, the hyperpersonal model of online communication (by which people experience exceptionally intense emotions and connections), and warranting theory, among others, accompanied by numerous behavioral studies.


    He is currently extending his work into new explanations for online hate, particularly examining the social motivations and gratifications that informally-organized participants enjoy in the collaborative production and propagation of racism and other forms of antagonism.

    Twitter: @joewalther

  6. Jeffrey Hall

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    Jeffrey Hall is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. He studies how to elevate positive online experiences through meaningful social interaction and relationships.
  7. Anupam Chander

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    Anupam Chander is the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law and Technology at Georgetown University.

    Author of The Electronic Silk Road (Yale University Press), he is a gradate of Harvard College and Yale Law School. He clerked for Second Circuit Chief Judge Jon Newman and Ninth Circuit Judge William Norris. He practiced law in New York and Hong Kong with Cleary Gottlieb. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, and Tsinghua. He is a Vice President of the Georgetown University Senate.

    A recipient of Google Research Awards and an Andrew Mellon grant, Chander has consulted for the World Bank, World Economic Forum and UNCTAD. He is a member of the American Law Institute, as well as a non-resident fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project and the Center for Democracy and Technology.

    Twitter: @AnupamChander

  8. Joanne Armitage

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    Joanne Armitage is a Visiting Scholar at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet and Society where she contributes to The Institute for Rebooting Social Media. Her research at the Institute focuses on how social media technologies can be re-imagined through low, slow and no technology practices. 

    Joanne is a live coder, digital artist and creative technologist as well as Lecturer in Digital Media at the University of Leeds, UK.  She holds the Daphne Oram Award for Digital Innovation and the Francis Chagrin Award and has worked extensively as a creative sound and media practitioner, developing bespoke installations, commissions and performances with artists across the globe. Through her research, she explores digital technology through practice and engagement with communities and activists. She employs participatory, digital and empirical methods to examine technologies in the context of inequality, sustainability and environmental justice. With this, she works with expert and non-expert groups to explore how technologies facilitate different practices and political agency. She is Principal Investigator of the projects Sustainable Marking for Feminist Action (2020–2022) and Equally Digital, Digitally Equal (2020–2021). 

    From 2019–2020 she completed her postdoctoral work in the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Here she contributed to the AirKit proof of concept project as part of the Citizen Sense research group. She is affiliated with the Planetary Praxisresearch group at the University of Cambridge and the Digital Cultures research group at the University of Leeds.

    Twitter: @joannnne

  9. Ibtissam Bouachrine

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    Ibtissam Bouachrine is a full professor at Smith College. Trained as a medievalist, her scholarship and teaching focus on the medieval and modern societies of Iberia, North Africa, and the Middle East. She is the author of two books on women and gender in Muslim-majority countries, Women and Islam: Myths, Apologies, and the Limits of Feminist Critique (2014) and Anthem of Misogyny (forthcoming 2022).

    Her current research interest lies at the intersection of technology, ethics, law, and women’s rights in Muslim-majority contexts. As a visiting scholar at the Berkman Klein Center’s Institute for Rebooting Social Media, she will research a book project tentatively titled, The Digital Lives of Muslim Women.

    Bouachrine has been awarded grants and fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, and the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa. She has been a Visiting Scholar at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University.

    She has held a number of administrative roles at Smith, including Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Director of the Middle East Studies Program, and co-Director of the Women’s Education Concentration. She currently serves on the editorial boards of Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism and the Journal of the Middle East and Africa.

  10. Jabari Evans

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    Dr. Jabari Evans is an Assistant Professor of Race and Media at the University of South Carolina in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC). His research focuses on the subcultures that urban youth and young adults of color develop and inhabit to understand their social environments, identity development and pursue their professional aspirations. He generally explores strategies these youth use for self-expression on social media platforms as well as other digital media tools and technologies. His forthcoming book project, Hip-Hop Civics (University of Michigan Press, forthcoming) centers on a Hip-Hop Based Education program in Chicago Public Schools and argues for rap song making’s utility for fostering connected learning in the formal classroom. Dr. Evans’ research has been recognized for awards by the International Communication Association, published in the Journal of Global Hip Hop Studies, Journal for Media Literacy Education and has been covered by the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Out Magazine, Ebony Magazine and Chicago Crain’s Business. He earned his PhD at Northwestern University’s School of Communication.


    Twitter: @naledgesince82