Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University’s Centre for Information Technology Policy
Nathan is a Guatemalan-American computational social scientist who organizes millions of people in citizen behavioral science initiatives toward a fairer, safer, more understanding internet. He is a post-doctoral researcher at the Princeton Center for Information Technology Policy alongside the Paluck Lab in psychology.
Nathan is the founder of CivilServant, a nonprofit that organizes citizen-led behavioral science and conducts independent, public-interest audits and evaluations of social technologies. In 2017, Nathan completed his Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab with Ethan Zuckerman on the governance of human and machine behavior in an experimenting society (video) (thesis). His recent research has focused on preventing harassment, reducing discrimination, responding to human/algorithmic misinformation, and auditing social technologi
Before MIT, Nathan worked in tech startups that have reached over a billion phones, helped start a series of education and journalistic charities, and studied postcolonial literature at the University of Cambridge and Elizabethtown College. His writings have appeared in The Atlantic, PBS, the Guardian, and other international media.
This opening plenary session is an opportunity to set the tone for the day and help generate a shared understanding of what digital citizenship is (or isn’t). Discussants: Dr. Nathan Matias, Postdoctoral Researcher, Princeton University’s Centre for Information Technology Policy Meghan Hellstern, Education and Community Program Manager at Code for Canada Dr. Michael Geist, […]