Appointments and Affiliations
I am a statutory professor at Oxford University and have an endowed chair at Balliol College. I have helped lead the Oxford Internet Institute since arriving at Oxford in 2016, serving with terms as Director of Research and Head of Department. I founded and now direct Oxford University’s Programme on Democracy and Technology.
Starting in 2013 I 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.
From 2002 I had academic appointments as at the University of Washington, moving from Assistant, through to Associate and then full Professor, with appointments at the Jackson School of International Studies, the Information School, the Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and the Department of Communication.
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).