Appointments and Affiliations
Since 2016 I have had an appointment as a statutory professor at Oxford University, with the Oxford Internet Institute, and an endowed chair at Balliol College. I serve as director of research for the institute, and manage a large multinational team on a 5-year project on “Computational Propaganda” funded by the European Research Consortium.
Since 2013 I have had an appointment as a Fellow at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. I edited a series of working papers featuring research about social media and journalistic values.
Since 2002 I have had academic appointments as at the University of Washington, moving from Assistant, through to Associate and then full Professor. Currently I am a Visiting Professor in the Department of Communication, and have courtesy appointments at the Jackson School of International Studies, the Information School and the Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Between 2011 and 2013 I was a Fellow in the Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School, specifically the Center for Information Technology Policy. I published several articles, and researched and wrote Pax Technica (Yale University Press, 2015).
In 2008 I was a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, I published several articles, and researched and wrote Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Between 1999 and 2001 I was a Research Fellow at the Pew Internet and American Life Project in Washington D.C., during which I did the bulk of the research for my first book, The Managed Citizen (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004).
I have been a Fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project in Washington D.C., the LSE’s Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research,