Internet Pioneer Ethan Zuckerman Named to Interdisciplinary Faculty Appointment at UMass Amherst

Ethan Zuckerman, Internet pioneer, author and co-founder of the blogging community Global Voices, will be joining the UMass Amherst faculty this fall as an associate professor of public policy, communication and information.

Zuckerman’s interdisciplinary position is jointly supported by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) and the College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), with his tenure home in the School of Public Policy (SPP).

Zuckerman comes to UMass after nearly a decade at MIT, where he served as director of the Center for Civic Media and associate professor of practice in media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab. The author of the book Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection (W. W. Norton, 2013), his research focuses on the use of media as a tool for social change, the role of technology in international development and the use of new media technologies by activists.

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