School of Communication
Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and a Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. Her books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014); 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). She is an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2012. She is a co-founder and co-series editor of the MIT Press Information Society book series and is a frequent keynote speaker at the world’s most prestigious universities and institutions. She currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. DeNardis has more than two decades of experience as an expert consultant in Internet governance to Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and government agencies. DeNardis holds an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, an MEng from Cornell University, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.
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DegreesPhD in Science and Technology Studies, Virginia Tech, MEng, Cornell University, and AB in Engineering Science, Dartmouth College
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Area of Expertise: Internet governance; Internet architecture and freedom of expression; Internet technology policies (corporate, technical design, and governmental) related to net neutrality, privacy and reputation online, cybersecurity, Internet standardization, and critical Internet resources such as Internet addresses and the domain name system.
Additional Information: Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar whose research addresses the social and political implications of Internet design and policy. Her books include: Information Technology in Theory (2007); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (2009); Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (2011); and a forthcoming book, Global Internet Governance to be published by the Yale University Press. She is a fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and the vice chair of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network. She was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale Law School.
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AU News and Achievements
Communication Professor Honored by AU GLBT Community
Professor Laura DeNardis was presented with the Faculty/Staff Award at the annual GLBTA Awards Ceremony....