Jonathan Obar

Jonathan Obar is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, just outside of Toronto, Canada. He is also a Public Policy Teaching Fellow with the Wikimedia Foundation, and a Senior Advisor with Wikipedia’s Global Education Program. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Associate Director of the Quello Center, and as a Visiting Assistant Professor in what is now the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State. His research focuses on the impact digital technologies have on civil liberties, civic engagement and the inclusiveness of public culture. Dr. Obar holds an MA in Media Studies from Syracuse University and a PhD in Mass Communication from Penn State University.