I am currently an Assistant Professor in the new Department of Information Science (as well as Computer Science, by courtesy) at CU Boulder. I completed my PhD in Human-Centered Computing in the school of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech under the advisement of Amy Bruckman. My dissertation focused on the role that copyright law plays in online creative communities, and you can learn more about my general research interests here. In AY 2016/2017 I am teaching in the areas of information ethics and law, and information science theory.
You may have heard of my occasional Barbie punditry. In addition to my typical research areas, I am a feminist who is happy to speak to issues related to women and technology.
Previous to my PhD, I earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University, with specialized coursework in intellectual property and Internet law. I served on the editorial board for the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, and my student note received a Burton Award for legal writing. I currently serve as the Associate Editor of the Journal of World Intellectual Property and am a member of the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works. In 2011 I was a Google Policy Fellow and had the opportunity to work at Creative Commons.
I also have an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction as well as a B.S. in Psychology from Georgia Tech. I grew up in Georgia, was on drumline with the Georgia Tech marching band as an undergraduate, and am a published science fiction and fantasy writer. I attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 2006 at Michigan State. I also used to write a great deal of fan fiction and happily identify as a fangirl. I both knit and read voraciously.