Yale Law School Information Society Project
Dr. Laura DeNardis is a Lecturer at Yale Law School and the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project, an academic think tank that studies the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society. She is an Internet governance scholar whose research addresses information policy concerns such as access policies, freedom of expression online, Internet protocol design, and intellectual property rights online. Her books include Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011), Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009), and Information Technology in Theory (Thompson 2007 with Pelin Aksoy). DeNardis has been invited to present her research at universities such as Oxford, Columbia, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Penn, and McGill and in international venues such as the Paris Interoperability Workshop, the Open Forum Academy in Brussels, the Future of the Internet conference in Geneva, and United Nations Internet Governance Forums in Greece, India, Lithuania, and Brazil. DeNardis was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale Law School and received a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, a Master of Engineering degree in OR&IE from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College.