Founding Researchers

Bill Maurer
Dean, School of Social  Sciences, Professor of Anthropology & Law, & Director, Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion

Taylor C. Nelms
Managing Director of Research, Filene Research Institute


Affiliated Researchers

Farah Qureshi
PhD student, Graduate Student Blockchain Researcher, Department of Anthropology

Melissa Wrapp
PhD student, Graduate Student Filene and Blockchain Researcher, Department of Anthropology

Quinn DuPont

Assistant Professor, College of Business, University College Dublin

Media and Communications Research Fellow in CONNECT, Trinity College Dublin

Lana Swartz

Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Virginia

Vagias Karavas

Professor of Law, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Erkan Saka

Associate Professor at the School of Communication, Istanbul Bilgi University

Bryan Cunningham
Executive Director, Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute 

Christopher T. Fan
Assistant Professor of English

Vijay Gurbaxani
Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science & Director, Center for Digital Transformation, Paul Merage School of Business

Peter Krapp
Professor & Chair of Film & Media Studies

Simone Lanette
Lead Researcher, Data Driven Content 

James Liu
PhD student, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Caitlin Lustig
PhD student, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences 

Omri Marian
Professor of Law

Amelia Regan
Professor of Computer Science and Transportation Systems Engineering & Director, Master of Computer Science Program and MS/PhD in Transportation Science, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Walt Scacchi
Senior Research Scientist, Insitute of Software Research & Research Director, Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences

Michael Szalay
Professor & Chair of English & Director, Center for Culture & Capital


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