CAMRI PhD Graduate awarded prestigious post-doc at Harvard

26th July 2018
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The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University last week announced the incoming and returning fellows, faculty associates, and affiliates who together will form the core of the Center’s networked community in the 2018-2019 academic year. Among them this year is Velislava Hillman,a Ph.D. graduate from the University of Westminster. Velislava will take up her position in Cambridge, Massachusetts, alongside Berkman Klein faculty, students, and staff in the coming weeks. She will be using this opportunity to continue to build upon her research around children’s perspectives on what they learn and create with digital media technologies in and outside of school. She will focus on developing platforms based on decentralised technologies that enable children to take an active part in shaping education.

The community of visiting scholars and post-doc researchers contributes to the Center’s mission of addressing issues at the intersection of technology and society, with a focus on impact in the public interest. Members of the Center’s community pursue a wide range of research methods, networking efforts, and educational activities, as well as coding, prototyping, and building. “Our fellows come from around the world, and from many disciplines — and sometimes no discipline at all,” says Berkman Klein Center faculty director Jonathan Zittrain, George Bemis Professor of International Law and Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University. “What they share is a commitment to advancing the public interest, in the ways in which they each define it, and a willingness to bring their talents and energies to bear on refining ideas, through engagement with BKC peers and others who have differing viewpoints and methodologies.”

We wish Velislava every success with this work and her future career as a researcher and academic.

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