I am a visiting research scholar with the Postel Center at the USC Information Sciences Institute. I study the history and politics of internet and cybersecurity infrastructure, architecture, governance, and innovation. I am active in the history of technology, history of computing, and science and technology studies (STS), and I contribute to the digital humanities. I wrote my doctoral dissertation (UCLA History 2011) on market strategy for atypical antipsychotics. I hold faculty affiliations with UCLA Digital Humanities and the Center for Social Medicine and Humanities at UCLA, and am a department editor for the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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Upcoming Publications

  • “The Politics of Routing Architectures in Internet Distribution and Control.” Presented at SHOT SIGCIS 2015. (2017.)
  • “Social Relations and Switched Architectures: Historicizing the End-to-End Principle” (2017.)
  • “Infrastructure Maintenance at the Defense Communications Agency: Recasting the Internet in Histories of Technology.” With Andrew Russell. Manuscript presented at SHOT 2014; under review. (2017.)

Books in Progress

  • Replica Program: a comparative study of two internet infrastructures
  • Names, Numbers, and Holy Wars: a historical anthropology of networking research in action
  • Cybersecurity Studies: history/theory for an encrypted information society; with Quinn DuPont

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