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.
On April 16, Internet Governance Lab Faculty Director Dr. Laura DeNardis joined Professor Ruth L. Okediji, the Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at a panel commemorating the 20th anniversary of Harvard Law Professor Dr. Lawrence Lessig's groundbreaking publication The Laws of Cyberspace.
Congratulations to Dr. Kenneth Merrill, who successfully defended his dissertation on April 13 titled, Domains of Convenience: Open ccTLDs and the geopolitics of Internet governance.
On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the International Studies Association (ISA) kicks off its 59th annual convention in San Francisco and the Internet Governance Lab will be well represented with research on a range of topics from the Internet of things to Internet governance research methods.
Follow along on Twitter using the hashtags #IGL at #ISA2018.
On Friday, March 30, 2018, The Internet Governance Lab and the Washington, DC Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-DC) co-hosted a symposium on "Governing the Internet of Things" (#IoTgov). Bringing together stakeholders from industry, design communities, civil society, and academia, the full-day event addressed, among other things, the transformation of Internet governance in the age of cyber-physical systems.
Video of the event is available here.