Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Information Society Project Names Executive Director

New Haven, Conn.—The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School has announced the appointment of a new Executive Director.
Dr. Laura DeNardis has been named the new Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project and an Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School. An interdisciplinary law and technology scholar, her research addresses the legal and political implications of information technologies and new media. She has previously taught at New York University and the School of Information Technology and Engineering at George Mason University.  She is the author of the book Information Technology in Theory (2007, with Pelin Aksoy), numerous book chapters and articles, and the forthcoming book Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance, to be published by the MIT Press. DeNardis holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Studies (STS) from Virginia Tech, a Master of Engineering degree from Cornell, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Engineering Science from Dartmouth.
The Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School was founded in 1997 by Professor Jack Balkin to study the impact of the Internet and other information technologies on law and society.  For more information, visit