Anne Jonas

School of Information,
University of California, Berkeley
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, Designated Emphasis in STS
Affiliation period: December 2017 -
Advisor(s)Jenna Burrell
Degrees Ph.D. Information Management and Systems :: University of California, Berkeley (expected 2021)
B.A. English Language and Literatures :: Brown University (2008)

Research Areas

My current research focuses on how the digitization of schooling interacts with long-standing patterns of educational inequality, exploring the areas of personalized learning, surveillance, privatization, and communities of practice within U.S. based online and hybrid secondary schools. I am also involved with a collaborative research project investigating regional blocking by corporate web services and the implications of this practice around algorithmic discrimination and global commerce.

I am a graduate of the Chicago Public Schools and Brown University, where I studied English Literature and cultural theory with a focus on gender and sexuality. After college, I worked with non-profit GLSEN on communications and research into school safety for LGBTQ and GNC students, and with Parliamentarians for Global Action on a summit of leaders pursuing sustainable environmental policies. I next spent two and a half years at the Participatory Culture Foundation, first as an Americorps VISTA  and then as a Program Director, focusing on partnerships with local media and educational organizations to create open-source curated community video websites. Prior to graduate school, I worked as the Program Manager at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, where I produced events and materials around social justice feminism, including co-organizing the "Action on Education" conference and acting as an interim managing editor for the Scholar & Feminist Online. As a graduate student, I have been a fellow and grantee with the Center for Technology, Society, and Policy and the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity, have co-organized a Social Science Matrix supported seminar on Assembling Critical Practices in Social Sciences and Design, and am currently a member of the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group.

last updated: April 17th, 2020