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Karine Nahon

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Associate Professor
Office: Mary Gates Hall 330L
Phone: 206.685.6668
Fax: 206.616.3152

Primary Areas of Expertise

Current Quarter Teaching

Biography

Dr. Karine Nahon is an associate professor at the Information School, Director of the Virality of Information (retroV) research group, member of the SoMe lab, faculty adjunct at the department of Communication, affiliated faculty at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement and former director of the Center for Information & Society in University of Washington. Her research are is information politics and policy. More specifically, she deals with three areas of study that are intertwined: (1) information flows and network gatekeeping; (2) digital divide/s and inequalities; and (3) cultured technology. Her research mainly derives from my academic training in multiple disciplines and fields: political science, computer science, management of information systems, sociology and information science. Currently, she co-chairs the Digital and Social Media track at HICSS. She serves as an expert in various international decision-making forums related to information technology policy like ISOC, The Israeli CIO Cabinet, UN Science and Technology Committee.

Education

  • Ph D, Tel Aviv University, 2004
  • MSC, Tel Aviv University, 2000
  • BSC, Tel Aviv University, 1997

Memberships

  • American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • American Sociological Association
  • Association for Information Systems
  • Association for Information Systems, Israeli Chapter
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • International Center for Information Ethics
  • Internet Society, Israel Internet Association

Secondary Areas of Expertise

Publications and Contributions

  • Book, Scholarly-New Going Viral (2013)
    Authors: Karine Nahon, Jeffery Hemsley
  • Conference Paper Information Flows in Events of Political Unrest (2013)
    iConference 2013 Authors: Karine Nahon, Jeffery Hemsley, Robert Mason, Shawn Walker, Joseph Eckert
  • Conference Poster SoMe Tools for Social Media Research (2013)
    Authors: Jeffery Hemsley, J Eckert, Shawn Walker, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper #Occupy the City: Location Based Services & Social Media (2012)
    Internet Research 13 (IR-13) Authors: Josef Eckert, Jeffery Hemsley, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon, Shawn Walker
  • Conference Paper Comparing Networked Social Movements: Spain & Israel (2012)
    ANN-SONIC Fourth International Seminar on Network Theory: Networked Social Movements and Network Theory in USC Authors: Karine Nahon, Manuel Castells
  • Conference Paper Information Movements in Networked Spaces: A Model of Networked Private and Public Spaces (2012)
    Internet Research 12 Authors: Beth Patin, Jeffery Hemsley, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Negotiating Cultural Values in Social Media: A Case Study from Wikipedia (2012)
    45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS2012) Authors: J T Morgan, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Power and Network Social Movements (2012)
    Internet Research 13 (IR-13) Authors: Karine Nahon, Castells Manuel
  • Conference Poster SoMe Tools for Social Media Research (2012)
    Internet, Politics, Policy, 2012 (IPP 2012) Authors: Shawn Walker, Joe Eckert, Jeffery Hemsley, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Social Media Confidential: Addressing SoMe Challenges of Big Data Analysis (2012)
    Internet, Politics, Policy 2012: Big Data, Big Challenges? Authors: Shawn Walker, Jeffery Hemsley, Josef Eckert, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper The Missing Link: Intention to Produce Online Content Accessible to People with Disabilities by Non-Professionals (2012)
    45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS2012) Authors: Karine Nahon, Izak Benbasat, C Grange
  • Conference Paper Understanding Smart Cities: An Integrative Framework (2012)
    45th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS2012) Issue 4 page 2289-2297 Authors: Hafedh Chourabi, Taewoo Nam, Shawn Walker, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Sehl Mellouli, Karine Nahon, Theresa Pardo, Jochen Scholl
  • Conference Workshop Paper VBAA: A Method for Surfacing Values in Distributed Online Collaboration (2012)
    Workshop on Values in Human-Centered Computing at CHI 2012 Authors: Jonathan T. Morgan, Robert Mason, Jeffery Hemsley, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Blogs: Spinning a Web of Virality (2011)
    ACM Digital Library Authors: Karine Nahon, Shawn Walker, Muzammi Hussain, Jeffery Hemsley
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Fifteen Minutes of Fame: The Power of Blogs in the Life Cycle of Viral Political Information (2011)
    Policy & Internet Volume 3 Issue 1 page Article 2 Authors: Karine Nahon, Jeffery Hemsley, Shawn Walker, Muzammi Hussain
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Fuzziness of Inclusion/Exclusion in Networks (2011)
    International Journal of Communication Volume 5 page 756-772 Author: Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Information Movements in Networked Spaces: A Model of Networked Private and Public Spaces (2011)
    Internet Research 12 (IR-12) Authors: Beth Patin, Jeffery Hemsley, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Lifting the Veil: The Expression of Values in Online Communities (2011)
    ACM Digital Library Authors: Jonathan Morgan, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper Translation into Hebrew of: Morgan, J., Mason, R., & Nahon, K. (2011). Lifting the Veil: The Expression of Values in Online Communities (2011)
    ISOC-IL (Internet Society Association in Israel) Magazine Volume 11 Issue 4 Author: Karine Nahon
  • Conference Paper It's Not for Us, It's for them: A Case Study of Wikipedia Values in Practice (2010)
    Internet Research Authors: Jonathan Morgan, Robert Mason, Karine Nahon
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal Political Blogs and Content: Homophily in the Guise of Cross-Linking
    American Behavioral Scientist Authors: Karine Nahon, Jeffery Hemsley

Presentations

  • "Behind the Scenes of Information Flows in Social Networks" (2013)
  • "Behind the Scenes of Information Flows in Social Networks" (2013)
  • "Behind the scenes: Information flows in networks" (2013)
  • "Going Viral" (2013)
  • "Information flows and power in online professional communities" (2013)
  • "Network Gatekeepers" (2013)
  • "Privacy and New Media: Ethical and legal genres" (2013)
  • "Social Networks as leverage for public accountability" (2013)
  • "Social Networks: Challenging structure and activity of public institutions" (2013)
  • "The Biometric Database: A View from the Frontlines of the Struggle" (2013)
  • "The gender gap in Wikipedia" (2013)
  • "The New Anti-Semitism in Light of Social Networks" (2013)
    Presented at: The Interdisciplinary Center
  • "Viral Political Information and the Blogosphere: Some Lessons Learned about Power and Homophily" (2013)
  • "Virality and Social Structure" (2013)
  • "Equality and Openness?" (2012)
  • "Freedoms and Inequality in Social Networks" (2012)
  • "Networks and Illusions of Democracy" (2012)
  • "Politics of Networks" (2012)
  • "Politics of Networks" (2012)
  • "Politics, Information and Social Protests" (2012)
  • "Roundtable about the biometric database act in Israel" (2012)
    Presented at: The Science Museum
  • "Social Media Confidential: Exposing the Details of Social Media Data Collection and Cleaning" (2012)
  • "The Biometric Database: An Opportunity or a Risk?" (2012)
  • "The fight against the biometric database in Israel" (2012)
    Presented at: The Interdisciplinary Center
  • "Viral Information and Political Campaigns”" (2012)
    Presented at: Open University in Israel
  • "Viral Political Information and the Blogosphere: Some Lessons Learned about Power and Homophily" (2012)
    Presented at: The Interdisciplinary Center
  • "Who is Afraid of Social Networks?" (2012)
  • "Wikipedia and Social Networks" (2012)
  • "Addressing Policy of Open Government In the Israeli Government" (2011)
  • "Biometric Surveillance in a Comparative Perspective" (2011)
  • "Blogs and Political Viral Information" (2011)
    Presented at: Department of Communication
  • "Dynamics of Information Virality" (2011)
    Presented at: Google
  • "E-book: Trends and Meanings" (2011)
  • "Freedom of Information and Participation in Public Decision Making" (2011)
  • "New Media in the Age of Revolutions: Environment and Society as a Reflection of Digital Culture" (2011)
  • "Power dynamics and information flows in networks" (2011)
  • "The Impact of the Internet on Political Processes" (2011)
  • "The Role of the Internet in Social Protest" (2011)
  • "Tipping point for the Israeli Internet" (2011)
    Presented at: ISOC-IL
  • "Uncovering Social Dynamics in Networks through Intertwined Methods and Frameworks" (2011)
  • "Democracy.com: A tale of Political Blogs and Content" (2010)
    Presented at: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • "Dynamics of Viral Information in the Blogosphere" (2010)
    Presented at: Information School, University of Toronto
  • "Internet Governance" (2010)
    Presented at: ISOC-IL - Internet Society, Israel Internet Association
  • "Network Gatekeeping" (2010)
    Presented at: Sociology department, Haifa University
  • "Social Networks Workshop panelist" (2010)
    Presented at: HICSS - Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IEEE)
  • "The Fuzziness of Inclusion/Exclusion: Network Gatekeeping Theory" (2010)
    Presented at: ANN - Annenberg Networks Network
  • "A Comparative Analysis of Biometric Database" (2009)
    Presented at: The Interdisciplinary Center
  • "Digital Diplomacy: The Era of Social Communication and the Networked Society" (2009)
    Presented at: Foreign Ministry of Israel
  • "E-Commerce and e-Government: How Do They Compare? What Can They Learn From Each Other" (2009)
    Presented at: Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
  • "Libraries as Public Spaces for E-Government" (2009)
    Presented at: Israel Center for Libraries
  • "Digital Natives" (2008)
    Presented at: University of Washington
  • "Let's get Wild: Building a National Research and Service Agenda for Community Technologies and Networking" (2008)
    Presented at: iSchools Caucaus
  • "Network Gatekeeping Identification and Salience Theory" (2007)
    Presented at: Communications Department, University of Washington
  • "Similarities and Differences of E-Commerce and E-Government: Insights from a Pilot Study" (2007)
    Presented at: DUB - Human Computer Interaction and Design Group, University of Washington
  • "Social Computing as Co-created Experience" (2007)
    Presented at: ASIS&T - American Society for Information Science & Technology
  • "E-Government and Politics" (2006)
    Presented at: Interdisciplinary Center
  • "Measurement of Access to Knowledge" (2006)
    Presented at: Yale Law School
  • "Online Collective Action" (2006)
    Presented at: University of Washington
  • "Politics and Ethics of Information as a Reflection of iSchool Identity" (2006)
    Presented at: iSchools Caucaus
  • "Politics of Power in the Ne" (2006)
    Presented at: Bar-Ilan Universit
  • "Search Engines and Social Desig" (2006)
    Presented at: Haifa Center of Law and Technology
  • "Similarities and Differences of E-Commerce and E-Government: Insights from a Pilot Study" (2006)
    Presented at: Haifa University
  • "Toward a Global University: Concrete Steps" (2006)
    Presented at: University of Washington
  • "Cultured Technology and Religious Fundamentalism" (2005)
    Presented at: University of Haifa
  • "Digital Divide Dimensions" (2005)
    Presented at: World Summit of the Information Society
  • "Gatekeepers and Gatekeeping" (2005)
    Presented at: Sapir College, Israel
  • "Gatekeepers and Gatekeeping Mechanisms in Networks" (2005)
    Presented at: IBM Research Labs
  • "Gatekeeping and Information Control in Networks: The Case of Virtual Communities" (2005)
    Presented at: College of Business and Economics, Washington State University
  • "Managing Government Program Risk" (2005)
  • "Patterning Virtual Activities" (2005)
    Presented at: Israeli Ministry of Communication
  • "Strategies for Bridging the Digital Divide: the Israeli Case" (2005)
    Presented at: ISOC-IL - Internet Society, Israel Internet Association
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