IHC Research Fellow: Sarah Kimberlin Harris


Sarah K. Harris’ research interests include information technology regulation and access, digital media literacy and utilizing ethnography to measure IT policy impact.

In 2013, she earned her Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies, with a doctoral emphasis in Global Studies, from UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation, “Proxy Cultures: Circumvention in Turkish Information Society” utilizes over two years of fieldwork that she conducted in cities across Turkey to study the institutions and infrastructures impacting IT regulation, censorship, piracy and circumvention.

Harris earned her M.A. in Film and Media Studies at UCSB in 2009, and her M.S.Ed. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007 while serving in Teach for America. During her undergraduate studies in RTVF and International Studies at Northwestern University, she produced documentaries while on a journalism fellowship in Bolivia.

She currently has a chapter coming out in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies in Media Infrastructure (University of Illinois Press, 2014) and is working on articles and her book manuscript.

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