Gabriella Coleman

Gabriella Coleman is a Professor and Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. Trained as an anthropologist, her scholarship explores the intersection of the cultures of hacking and politics, with a focus on the socio-political implications of the free software movement and the digital protest ensemble Anonymous.

She is the author of “Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking” (Princeton University Press, 2012) and “Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous” (Verso, 2014). Her work has been featured in numerous scholarly journals (e.g. Triple Canopy, Public Culture, Anthropological Quarterly) and edited volumes. A firm believer in making ethnography publicly accessible and intelligible, she lectures, keynotes, and presents her research to diverse academic and non-academic audiences.