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Laura DeNardis
Associate Professor

Laura DeNardis is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at American University. She is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar whose research addresses Internet policy and technical design issues related to communication rights and freedom of expression online. Before joining American University, she served as the Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project. Her books include Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); Information Technology in Theory (Thompson 2007 with Pelin Aksoy); and a forthcoming Yale University Press book on Global Internet Governance. DeNardis earned a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, an MEng from Cornell University, an AB in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.

Laura DeNardis can be reached at denardis [at] american [dot] edu

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Felicia Pride
Media Fellow

Felicia Pride is a writer, content producer, and educator with more than ten years experience working in media. She’s the founder and chief content officer of Pride Collaborative, which recently co-developed media-based educational materials for the PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name. Their latest project is StoriesLead, a catalyst for great storytelling that looks to nurture a community of storytellers in Washington, D.C., and beyond. Additionally, she is the founder of The Create Daily, which matches talented content creators and media makers with career-advancing opportunities. Felicia is the author of seven books, including the essay collection The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs, published by NBC Universal, which has been used in educational institutions around the country. Her latest book, To Create is a collection of interviews with black storytellers and media makers. Felicia has riffed on media, youth media storytelling, and entrepreneurship at schools, institutions, and events around the country. She has also been highlighted by the Maynard Institute as a Woman of Color in Digital Spaces. She holds an M.A. in writing and publishing from Emerson College. Visit her online at www.feliciapride.com.

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Benjamin Stokes
Civic Media Research Fellow

Benjamin Stokes is a researcher at USC, where he is completing his PhD on civic learning, participatory mapping and real-world gaming. Previously, Benjamin served at the MacArthur Foundation as a program officer in their $50M portfolio on Digital Media and Learning. Benjamin is a co-founder of Games for Change, the branch of the serious games movement which seeks to advance social change. Benjamin has also led design teams on games and e-training, reaching more than 150,000 youth at the nonprofit MercyCorps/NetAid. In educational technology, Benjamin produced virtual field trips and research tools for their network of more than 43,000 high schools at the ProQuest/Bigchalk educational publishers.