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Joseph Reagle

Joseph Reagle is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern. He’s been a resident fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard (in 1998 and 2010), and he taught and received his Ph.D. at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science he served as an author and working group chair within the IETF and W3C on topics including digital security, privacy, and Internet policy. He also helped develop and maintain W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis).

Dr. Reagle has degrees in Computer Science (UMBC), Technology Policy (MIT), and Media, Culture, and Communication (NYU). He has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in national media, including The Economist and The New York Times. His current interests include life hacking, geek feminism, and online culture.

His books include:

See Dr. Reagle’s home page and CV for more.


Communication Studies

Research Focus

  • Life Hacking
  • Geek Feminism
  • Wikipedia
  • Online culture

Courses Taught

  • Online Communities, NEU: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014 (new).
  • Communication in the Digital Age, NEU: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013 (new).
  • Principles of Organizational Communication, NEU: Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Fall 2012.
  • Media, Culture, & Society, NEU: Spring 2012, Fall 2012.
  • New Media Culture, NEU: Fall 2011 (new).
  • Media, Technology, Society, NYU: Fall 2008/2009 (new).
  • Conflict Management, NYU: Spring 2010, Spring/Fall 2009, Spring/Fall 2008, Fall 2007.
  • Impacts of Technology, NYU: Spring 2007, Fall 2006.

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