Chris Peterson (petey@mit.edu)

Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson works, teaches, and researches at MIT. As an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, he oversees MIT's recruitment and evaluation of top academic and technical talent, as well as advising on communications strategy and strategic initiatives; as a Lecturer in CMS/W, he has taught a popular course surveying social media research and scholarship; as an affiliate of the Center for Civic Media, he helps to lead the Mapping Information Access project. He also serves on the Board of Directors at the National Coalition Against Censorship and as a Fellow at the Digital Ecologies Research Project. When not on campus you can probably find him eating hamburgers nearby. Thesis: User-Generated Censorship: Manipulating the Maps Of Social Media