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Karine Nahon

Suite 330W Mary Gates Hall, Box 352840,
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
Email: karineb@uw.edu
Phone: 206-685-6668

An updated CV

Karine Nahon is the author of the book Going Viral (with Jeff Hemsley).  She serves as an associate professor at the Information School, director of the Virality of Information (retroV) research group and a member of the Social Media Lab (SoMe Lab), former director of the Center for Information & Society, adjunct faculty at the department of Communication and affiliated faculty at the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement at University of Washington.


GV_CoverHer research focuses on information politics and policy. More specifically, she studies three intertwined areas: (1) information flows and network gatekeeping; (2) digital divide/s and inequalities; and (3) cultured technology. Her academic background is rooted in multiple disciplines: Political Science, Computer Science, information science and Management of Information Systems. Her papers are published in top-tier journals and she developed well-recognized theoretical frameworks like Network Gatekeeping Theory.

Karine serves as an expert in decision-making forums (nationally and internationally) and is publicly active on topics of open government. She acts as a member of the Israeli CIO (Chief Information Officer) Cabinet, and board member of NGOs that promote transparency and accountability like the Freedom of Information Movement, the Workshop for Open Knowledge and Wikimedia in Israel. In the past she represented Israel in the UN in the committee for science and technology.

She co-chairs the digital and social media track and the  social networking and communities minitrack at HICSS.