Social & Cultural Studies

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Associate Professor
jenna@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: technology appropriation in non-Western societies, technology and socio-economic development, qualitative research methods
(510) 642-7584
Coye Cheshire
Associate Professor
coye@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: Social exchange, social psychology, social networks and information exchange
(510) 643-6388
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Adjunct Professor
duguid@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: The concept of information; the history of information; the history of trademarks and their informational role; critical information studies.
(510) 643-3894
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Adjunct Professor
nunberg@ischool.berkeley.edu
Focus: The theory, history and social role of "information."
(510) 643-3894
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Adjunct Professor
Focus: Digital Media, Informational Politics and Internet Freedom

Social & Cultural Studies news

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Is technology affecting our mental health? Can technology support free speech and still protect against harassment? How do we embed our biases in big data algorithms? The Center for Technology, Society & Policy wants to explore these questions and more.
David Bamman
Bamman’s work applies natural language processing and machine learning techniques to empirical questions in the humanities and social sciences.
Xiao Qiang
Professor Xiao was named to the list for “for taking on China’s Great Firewall of censorship.”
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New research presents case studies from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Rajasthan, India, at the turn of the 20th century; and a present-day Indian welfare system.
Rajesh Veeraraghavan
Ph.D. student Rajesh Veeraraghavan is analyzing the effects of an Indian “open government” initiative, which uses information transparency to fight corruption in the distribution of government benefits.
Elisa Oreglia
Elisa Oreglia honored for the best graduate student paper on China and inner Asia at the Association for Asian Studies annual conference.
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Adjunct professor Xiao Qiang documents the spread of subversive online wordplay and its implications for China’s sense of national identity and political future.
Elisa Oreglia
New research by Ph.D. student Elisa Oreglia looks under the surface of rural Chinese Internet use and reveals a rich nuanced relationship between older, less-educated Chinese villagers, computers, and the Internet.
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New research by Jenna Burrell looks under the surface of Internet culture in Ghana, exploring why many Ghanaians have struggled to form connections with foreigners and to share in the prosperity of the information age.

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