Technology, Law, & Society
I am a Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology (CCT) program at Georgetown University where I research rules and technological change. Ctrl+Z: The Right to be Forgotten, my first book, is about the social, legal, and technical issues surrounding digital oblivion. My second book project, The Character of Consent tells the transatlantic history of digital consent through the lens of the familiar cookie. I am editing a volume with Amanda Levendowski called Feminist Cyberlaw that explores how gender, race, sexuality and disability shape cyberspace and the laws that govern it. I'm also learning to make comics about and for tech law - I am turning talks, debates, oral arguments, cases and research into comics. More on this when I get better, but until then you can see me trying hard on Instagram.
My research covers comparative information and communication technology law and the legal history of technology. I engage with interdisciplinary fields like tech law, science and technology studies, and communication and information policy using comparative, interpretive, legal, and historical methods. Right now I'm into surfacing interesting (maybe even good) ideas through bad ideas and
In addition to CCT, I am core faculty member of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs program in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law Center, faculty fellow at the Georgetown Ethics Lab, and faculty fellow at the Georgetown Gender Justice Initiative, and visiting faculty at the Brussels Privacy Hub at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I work across campuses and disciplines at Georgetown as CCT's representative in the Tech & Society Initiative, support the undergraduate Tech, Ethics, & Society minor, and coordinate CCT's partnership in the Law Center's Masters of Law and Technology.
Advised by Paul Ohm, I earned a Ph.D. in Technology, Media & Society from the University of Colorado, Engineering and Applied Science (ATLAS). Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I earned a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where I focused on technology and information issues. I have held fellowships and research positions with the NSF funded eCSite project in the University of Colorado Department of Computer Science, the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado School of Law, the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society, CableLabs, and the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.