New NSF Grant Project: PERVADE — Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research

I'm thrilled to announce PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research), a collaborative, 4-year research project funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study how diverse stakeholders - big data researchers, platforms, regulators, and user communities -…

New Book: “Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts”

I am extremely happy to announce the publication of "Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts", which I was lucky to co-edit with Dr. Katharina Kinder-Kurlanda at the GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and the Institute…

On the Ethics of Microchipping Employees

Recently, the Wisconsin-based Three Square Market (32M) announced plans to offer voluntary microchip implants for its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand. Despite their press…

“Privacy” Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy

I'm thrilled to announce that the "Privacy" special issue of the American Library Association’s Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy (JIFP) has now been published. The issue can be accessed here, and subscription information is here. Here is my introduction to the…

Promoting Inclusiveness in Course Planning

Recently, I led a discussion in my School's Diversity and Equity Committee on ways to encourage inclusiveness in course syllabi and content, including: using gender neutral language in lectures, materials and assignments; asking students to pronounce their name and provide…

Information Society Series Book Announcement: Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

I’m thrilled to announce that the 10th book in the “Information Society Series” at MIT Press that I co-edit with Laura DeNardis has been released: Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community By Jessa Lingel Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is…

New Project: Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries

I'm excited to launch a new project with my colleague Dr. Nadine Kozak on "Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries," for which we have received funding from the UW-Milwaukee "Research Growth Initiative" internal grant program.…

#AOIR2016 special issue of Information, Communication & Society: Platform Values

I'm pleased to announce that the special issue of Information, Communication & Society that features research from the 2016 annual conference of the Association of Internet Research (AoIR) has been published. I was privileged to co-edit the special issue with Koen…

Call for Papers: “Privacy” Issue of Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (Spring 2017)

[UDPATE: The "Privacy" special issue has now been published. Details here.] I'm pleased to announce I am the guest editor for the Spring 2017 issue of the American Library Association's Journal of Intellectual Freedom & Privacy (JIFP). The issue's theme is…

Information Society Series Book Announcement: The End of Ownership

I’m thrilled to announce that the 9th book in the “Information Society Series” at MIT Press that I co-edit with Laura DeNardis has been released: The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy By Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz If you buy a…