Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis is serving as a lead speaker and moderator at the 2018 State of the Field Workshop on the Digital Transformation hosted by the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University on June 15, 2018. She is moderating the panel “Platforms and Governance Issues in the Digital Age” and is serving as a lead speaker on the panel “Internet of Things and Governance in the Digital Age.”
The IEEE Special Issue on Data Mining for Cybersecurity (IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 33, Issue No. 02, March/April 2018) co-edited by Internet Governance Lab Faculty Fellow Dr. Nathalie Japkowicz has now been published. Dr. Japkowicz, Professor in the Department of Computer Science at American University, co-edited the volume with Dr. Yuval Elovici, Professor in Software and Information Systems Engineering and Director of the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
Led by Faculty Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, who is also Executive Director of the AU Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP), the Internet Governance Lab is co-sponsoring the Side Event "Data, Disability and Development: Innovative Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluating CRPD Implementation and Disability-Inclusive Development using Big Data Analytics and Text Mining" at the 11th Conference of States Parties (COSP-11) to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at United Nations headquarters.
Several Internet Governance Lab scholars presented their research and were recognized with awards at the prestigious 68th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference (#ICA18) in Prague, Czech Republic from May 24-28, 2018.
The School of Communication (SOC) at American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. invites applications for a full-time, tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2019. Applicants should have a PhD in Communication, Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies, or a related field. Tenure eligible in Media, Policy and Justice.
Internet Governance Lab Faculty Fellow Dr. Aram Sinnreich, Associate Professor at AU's School of Communication, authored the piece entitled "What Spotify's Alarming R. Kelly Censorship Means for the Future of the Internet" on May 11, 2018.
Congratulations to Dr. Louisa Imperiale, who successfully defended her dissertation on April 24th, 2018, titled, Democracy for Sale: A Critical Examination of the Political-Media Complex at work in Campaign Finance and Political Broadcast Regulation in U.S. Presidential Elections from 1976 to 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Dorian Davis, who successfully defended his dissertation on April 26th, 2018 titled, The Twitter Election? New Perspectives on Agenda-Building during the 2016 Campaign.
On April 15, Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis received American University’s highest honor: the 2018 Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award. This University Faculty Award recognizes an outstanding faculty member who has made significant contributions in the areas of teaching, research, and service.