Where in the World is the Internet? Location Political Power in Internet Infrastructure. School of Information, University of California, Berkeley. 2014. [link]
Committee: Coye Cheshire (co-chair), John Chuang (co-chair), Paul Duguid, Peter Evans.
Winner of the 2016 iConference Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Publications, Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers, and Reports
- Can Security be Decentralised? The Case of the PGP Web of Trust. Presented at the 11th Sociotechnical Aspects of Security Systems (STAST) workshop. October 2021. [pdf]
- A Fragmented Whole: Cooperation and Learning in the Practice of Information Security (with Coye Cheshire). Report for Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley and Packet Clearing House. February 2018. [pdf] [link]
- “For the Good of the Internet”: The Imagined Communities of Internet Infrastructure. Paper presented at AOIR 2017: The 18th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Tartu, Estonia.
- Risky Business: Social Trust and Community in the Practice of Cybersecurity for Internet Infrastructure (with Coye Cheshire). Proceedings of the 50th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. January 2017. [pdf]
- Situated Governance: On Topological Limits to Internet Governance. Proceedings of AoIR 2016: The 17th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Berlin, Germany. October 2016.
- The Myth of the Decentralized Internet. Internet Policy Review. Vol. 5, Issue 4. September 2016. [link]
- Locating the Internet in Infrastructure. Proceedings of AoIR 2013: The 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Denver, USA. 2013. [link]
- Recognizing Invisible Infrastructure: Data Centers and Hurricane Sandy (with Megan Finn and Kate Crawford). Proceedings of AoIR 2013: The 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Denver, USA. [link]
- Entry on “Internet”, in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Sociology (with Coye Cheshire). Oxford University Press. 2011.
- The New Cartographers: Trust and Social Order Within the Internet Infrastructure (with Coye Cheshire). Proceedings of the 38th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (Telecommunications Policy Research Conference). 2010. [link]
Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
- Decolonising Knowledges in Computer Science. Invited talk for King’s NMES International Women’s Day panel, King’s College London. March 2022.
- An Inadvertent Standard: IPv4 Address Prefix Lengths in Interdomain Routing. Presented at the Workshop on Internet Standard Setting Research Methods. January 2022.
- Trust, Risk, and Transitivity. Paper presented at the 2021 4S conference. October 2021.
- The Everyday Cultures of Cyber(Security). Paper presented at the 2020 4S/EASST conference. October 2020.
- Networking Borders: The Territories of Internet Infrastructure. Paper presented at the Workshop on Borders, Bordering, and Sovereignty in Digital Space. September 2020.
- Decolonising the History of Networked Technologies. Invited talk for King’s NMES Educational Elevenses, King’s College London. April 2021.
- This thing called the Internet: Infrastructure, governance and rights. Invited talk for NCBS Bangalore Public Lecture Series. February 2021.
- Digital Civil Society conference. Invited panelist. Center for Philanthropy and Society, Stanford University, USA. October 2019.
- Trust and Trustworthy Computing. Invited talk to the Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. 2019.
- Trust in Protocol Design. Invited presentation to the Working Group on Human Rights Protocol Considerations at the 103rd Internet Engineering Task Force meeting. November 2018.
- Cooperation and Learning in Information Security. Invited talk at panel on Incident Response Communications, NSF Cybersecurity Summit, Washington DC. August 2018.
- Geographies of Trust and Practice in Internet Infrastructure. Invited talk, The Design Lab, UC San Diego. April 2018.
- Geographies of Trust and Practice in Internet Infrastructure. Invited talk, Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London. October 2017.
- Geographies of Trust and Practice in Internet Infrastructure. Invited talk, Research Center for Journalism, Media, and Communication, University of Tampere. October 2017.
- Becoming an Information Security Engineer. Invited paper, Ostrom Workshop Colloquium on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, Indiana University, Bloomington. April 2017.
- The Social Embedding of Network Interconnection. Invited talk, Humboldt University School of Library and Information Science, Berlin. October 2016.
- The Intimate Spaces of Network Interconnection Markets. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Conference. Berkeley, USA. June 2016.
- Protocol as a Fieldsite. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, USA. March 2016.
- Protocol as a Fieldsite. Invited talk, UC San Diego Studio for Ethnographic Design. February 2016.
- On the Value of Internet Names and Numbers: A High Stakes Game? International Conference on Public Policy. Milan, Italy. July 2015. [link]
- Governance in the Middle: The (im)Material Politics of Internet Infrastructure. Governing Technology: Material Politics and Hybrid Agencies conference. Stanford University, USA. May 2013.
- My Feet on the Ground, My Head in the Clouds: On the Production of Networked Virtual Space from Material Physical Infrastructures. What’s New about New Materialisms conference. University of California, Berkeley, USA. May 2012.
- Trust in Anarchy? Problems in the Governance of Distributed Computing Systems. 2011 TRUST symposium. Washington D.C., USA. 2011.
- A Tale of Two Protocols: Constructions of Authority in DNS and BGP. Global Internet Governance Academic Network workshop “Global Internet Governance: Research and Public Policy Challenges for the Next Decade”. American University School of International Service. Washington, D.C., USA. 2011.
- Understanding Service Systems Through Standards. Information and Service Design Symposium. University of California, Berkeley. 2008.
- How Can We Trust? Invited article for EDUCAUSE Security Matters. 2018. [link]