Harvard University Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society has announced its fellows for 2011-12, a list that includes CMS professor Beth Coleman.
Coleman’s research there this year will look at the impact of networked social media platforms on collective action. She plans to investigate qualitative and quantitative data on the developing role of the mobile Internet in regard to social and political movements.
In particular, Coleman says, she will focus on spheres of activism, where personal risk (bodily or otherwise) is the condition of participation.
Her forthcoming paper—Tweeting the Revolution—part of this research project, will be delivered at the Oxford Internet Institute in the fall.
Fellows this year also include other good friends of CMS, particularly through the Center for Future Civic Media, including Benjamin Mako Hill, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Intisar Rabb, and Zeynep Tufekci.
“Berkman Center Announces 2011-2012 Fellows” via Berkman Center for Internet and Society