Director, MIT Center for Civic Media and Associate Professor of both the Practice of Media Arts and Sciences, and Comparative Media Studies, MIT
Media scholar Ethan Zuckerman’s research focuses on the use of media as a tool for social change, the role of technology in international development and the use of new media technologies by activists. He is the author of Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection which won the Zócalo book prize in 2014. Ethan is active in the efforts to fight censorship in online spaces through Global Voices, a citizen-media-oriented international blogging community he cofounded with Rebecca MacKinnon, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where he served as a researcher and fellow for eight years. Ethan received his bachelor's degree from Williams College, and as a Fulbright scholar, studied at the University of Ghana at Legon.