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F. Jay Taylor Endowed Research Chair of Communication, Louisiana Tech University

I am: the F. Jay Taylor Endowed Research Chair of Communication at Louisiana Tech University, as well as alumnus Fulbright Canada Research Chair of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary.

I teach: critical studies of communication technology, new media theory, software studies, basic Web design, and political economy of communication.

I research: network cultures and technologies, alternative social media, and the Dark Web.

My books: Weaving the Dark Web (2018, MIT Press), offers a history and sociology of Freenet, Tor, and I2P. Reverse Engineering Social Media (2014, Temple University Press), explores the architecture and political economy of social media. Winner of the 2015 Association of Internet Researchers Nancy Baym Award. Socialbots and Their Friends (2016, Routledge), is a co-edited collection on socialbots.

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Chair professor, Louisiana Tech

Education

  • 2010 
    George Mason University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Fulbright Canada Research Chair of Communication, Media and Film
    Role:
    Research Chair
    Funding Source:
    Fulbiright Canada