Assistant Professor of Digital Cultures, University of Alberta

Jonathan Cohn teaches courses on video game analysis, digital culture, ideology and technology, surveillance and justice, and film history. He has published articles on the history of the World Wide Web, the cultural force of algorithms, feminism and anti-feminism on social networks, and sci-fi television. His book, The Burden of Choice: Recommendations, Subversion, and Algorithmic Culture (Rutgers, 2019) analyzes how websites recommend goods, entertainment, spouses and cosmetic surgery to users, and the surprising things users then do with them.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Digital Cultures, University of Alberta

Education

  • 2014 
    UCLA, PhD