Welcome NewT Posdoc

Welcome to Kate Milberry, who joined the New Transparency as a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.

Kate Milberry joined the New Transparency as a postdoctoral fellow in the fall of 2009 after completing her PhD at Simon Fraser University. She worked under the supervision of philosopher aof technology Andrew Feenberg, studying the relationship between free software and global justice activism, and considering the open source method as a foundation for progressive social change. She is currently studying activist responses to digtally mediated surveillance planned for the upcoming G20 Summit in Toronto.

Kate has an interest in all things internet, and is an avid Web 2.0 user and evangelist. She is a public intellectual and has given keynotes and presentations to various academic, activist and community groups. She has organized and participated in numerous educational events, workshops and panels, including Media Democracy Day and the Vancouver New Music Festival. She is an advocate of the open web, and a participant in the open access, copyleft and net neutrality movements, among others. Kate recently organized, along with Andrew Clement, a one-day workshop called Surveillance and Civic Action: Research for, with and by Social Activists, under the auspices of the New Transparency. She is currently working on severl papers for publication and will present at the Making Media Public conference at York University in May and the Canadian Communication Association conference at Concordia University in June. Kate will be taking a lead role in organizing an international workshop on digitally mediated surveillance to be held at the University of Toronto in May 2011.

See http://www.sscqueens.org/the-new-transparency/people/postdocs