Michael Kwet is a Visiting Fellow at Yale’s Information Society Project and Lab Coordinator at the Yale Privacy Lab. His primary areas of research include e-education, surveillance, digital colonialism, and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). At Yale, he organizes workshops at the Privacy Lab and assists with training Privacy Lab participants. He is also working on privacy issues with Right2Know, a civil rights and liberties organization in South Africa.
Mike holds a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. He is in the final stages of his work as a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Rhodes University in South Africa. His dissertation, Going Digital: South Africa’s Education Transformation in the Shadow of Silicon Valley, provides the first look at South Africa’s transition to e-education, as well as the influence of the United States on South Africa’s digital development.