Laura DeNardis

Professor, American University

Dr. Laura DeNardis is globally recognized as one of the most read scholars in Internet governance. She is a tenured Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC, where she serves as Faculty Director of the Internet Governance Lab. In 2018, she was the recipient of American University’s highest faculty award, Scholar-Teacher of the Year. Her six books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale University Press 2014); Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability (MIT Press 2011); Protocol Politics: The Globalization of Internet Governance (MIT Press 2009); among others. Her new book, The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch, is forthcoming from Yale University Press. She is an affiliated fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project and served as its Executive Director from 2008-2011. Her expertise and scholarship have been featured in Science Magazine, The Economist, National Public Radio (NPR), New York Times, Time Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Slate Magazine, Reuters, Forbes, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. She holds an Engineering Science degree from Dartmouth College, an MEng from Cornell University, a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Yale Law School.

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