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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

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

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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