iSchool Directory

Specialization

  • History of Information and Computing
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Crisis Informatics

Courses

  • IMT 550 - Policy And Ethics In Information Management

Education

  • Ph D, University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • M.I.M.S., Information Management and Systems, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
  • BS, Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000

Publications and Contributions

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Imagining the Internet: Special issue introduction (2016)
    Information, Communication, and Society, Volume 19, Issue 6 Authors: Megan Finn, B Light
  • Conference Paper
    Information Infrastructure and Resilience in American Disaster Plans (2016)
    The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience: Structures, Practices and Epistemologies Workshop Author: Megan Finn
  • Workshop Paper
    Accounting for people post-earthquake (2015)
    History of Data Workshop at Columbia University Author: Megan Finn
  • Conference Poster
    Beyond Information Determinism to Information Orders: A New Framework for Policy (2015)
    iConference 2015 Authors: Morgan Ames, Megan Finn, Janaki Srinivasan
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Making Twitter Datasets and the “God Eye” of Social Media Research (2015)
    Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Authors: Megan Finn, Shawn Walker
  • Conference Extended Abstract
    Public News Bots? Creating Networked News Time in Automated Journalism (2015)
    Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Authors: Megan Finn, Mike Ananny
  • Workshop Paper
    Repair in a World of Risk (2015)
    Repair Workshop, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Authors: Megan Finn,
  • Workshop Paper
    The production and circulation of earthquake knowledge in 1868 California (2015)
    Knowledge Infrastructures Workshop, University of Washington Author: Megan Finn
  • Conference Paper
    Seeing with Paper: Government documents and material participation (2014)
    47th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Authors: Megan Finn, Janaki Srinivasan, Rajesh Srinivasan
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The limits of crisis data: analytical and ethical challenges of using social and mobile data to understand disasters (2014)
    Authors: Kate Crawford, Megan Finn
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Information Infrastructure and Descriptions of the 1857 Fort Tejon Earthquake (2013)
    Information and Culture: a Journal of History, Volume 48, Issue 2 Author: Megan Finn
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    The Limits of Peer Production: Some Reminders from Max Weber for the Network Society (2011)
    New Media & Society, Volume 13, Issue 2, Page 243-259 Authors: Daniel Kreiss, Megan Finn, Fred Turner
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    Business Models for Technology in the Developing World: The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations (2006)
    California Management Review, Volume 48, Issue 3, Page 48-61 Authors: Megan Finn, Henry Chesbrough, Shane Ahern, Shane Guarrez
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    Information Infrastructure and Resilience in American Disaster Plans
    The Sociotechnical Constitution of Resilience: A New Perspective in Managing Risk and Disaster Author: Megan Finn

Presentations

  • Adventures in Data Management: Challenges and Key Developments in Collaborative Research (2017)
    Data Management: A Mandated Opportunity, Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) - Philadelphia, PA
  • Assembling Public Time: Data, Bots, and Intersecting Professions (2017)
    Crisis data / data in crisis. International Communication Association (ICA) - San Diego, CA
  • Corporate States of Emergency (2017)
    Crisis Infrastructures and the Politics of Interdependence, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) - Boston, MA
  • alt.conference on Big Data (2014)
    Annual meeting, Association of American Geographers - Tampa, FL
  • Changing Publishing Practices in iSchools (2014)
    Annual Conference, iConference - Berlin, Germany
  • Time as Information Infrastructure (2014)
    Association of American Geographers - Tampa, FL
  • Crisis Research and the Limits of Social Media Datasets (2013)
    Association of Internet Researchers - Denver, CO
  • Disaster Response Plans as Material Politics (2013)
    Governing Technology: Material Politics and Hybrid Agencies - Palo Alto, CA
  • Imagined Information Practices: Information determinism and disaster response (2013)
    Society for the Social Study of Science - San Diego, CA
  • Information Orders after the 1906 Earthquake (2013)
    University of North Carolina School of Information and Library Science and School of Journalism - Chapel Hill, NC
  • Post-Disaster Information and Communication Practices: plans and technologies (2013)
    International Association of Media and Communication Researchers - Dublin, Ireland
  • Privacy in the Context of Crisis Information Flows (2013)
    Association of American Geographers - Los Angeles, CA
  • Recognizing Invisible Infrastructure: Data Centers and Hurricane Sandy (2013)
    Association of Internet Researchers - Denver, CO
  • The Challenges of Crisis Data (2013)
    International Association of Media and Communication Researchers - Dublin, Ireland
  • Transparency and its Discontents: Democratic Prospects and Challenges (2013)
    Center for the Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society - Berkeley, CA