Joseph Reagle

Hacking life, reading the comments, collaborating in good faith, and geeking out. Fond of the saying: "Don't believe everything you think."

Joseph Reagle is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern University where he studies online culture. Dr. Reagle been a resident fellow at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard (in 1998 and 2010), and he taught and received his Ph.D. at NYU’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. Before that he earned degrees in Technology Policy (MIT) and Computer Science (UMBC).

As a Research Engineer at MIT’s Lab for Computer Science he served as an author and working group chair within the IETF and W3C on topics including digital security, privacy, and Internet policy. He also helped develop and maintain W3C’s privacy and intellectual rights policies (i.e., copyright/trademark licenses and patent analysis). Dr. Reagle is the author of Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia (MIT Press, 2010) and Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web (MIT Press, 2015). His latest book, Hacking Life: Systematized Living and its Discontents, was published by MIT Press in 2019. He has been profiled, interviewed, and quoted in national media, including The Economist and The New York Times.