MLPSC Steering Committee

Amy Kristin Sanders

Founding Co-Chair

Amy Kristin Sanders is a licensed attorney, award-winning former journalist and an associate professor of journalism and law at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and new technology as it relates to media freedom with a specific interest in international and comparative media law and policy issues. Her main project at the moment is the SCALES OKN. In addition, she’s currently undertaking a ground-breaking study of the best breakfast tacos in Texas.

Jasmine McNealy

Founding Co-Chair

Jasmine McNealy is an associate professor at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, associate director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, and faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Both an attorney and social scientist, she studies media, information, and emerging technology, with a view toward influencing law and policy. Her current research focuses on privacy, surveillance and data governance with an emphasis on marginalized communities.

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is a resident fellow at Yale Law School. She has served on the faculties of two of the most highly regarded law schools in India from 2010 to 2018, and was the founder Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. She was a Fellow of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard University from 2017-2019, and continues to be affiliated with the center this year. 

Rodrigo Cetina Presuel

Rodrigo Cetina Presuel is the Executive Director of the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) at Harvard and a Researcher at the Institute for Global Law and Policy at the Harvard Law School. He is the co-Chair of the Law Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research and the United States East Coast Ambassador for that same organization. Rodrigo is also an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Urban Science and Progress at New York University.

Kelli Moore

Kelli Moore is an assistant professor of media, communication and culture at NYU Steinhardt. She examines the role of media technology in the production of legal and political knowledge. Her ethnographic research on courtroom mediation examines the role of the image in facilitating the performance of witness testimony in domestic violence cases. 

Daxton R. Stewart

Daxton “Chip” Stewart is a professor of communication at Texas Christian University, where his research focuses on media law and communication technology and access to information. He has worked as both a journalist and as an attorney, and is the author of Social Media and the Law (2nd ed., Routledge, 2017), co-author of The Law of Public Communication (11th ed., Routledge, 2020), Media Law Through Science Fiction: Do Androids Dream of Electric Free Speech? (Routledge, 2020).

Baobao Zhang

Baobao Zhang is an assistant professor of political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She is a research affiliate with the Centre for the Governance of AI at the University of Oxford. Her current research focuses on trust in digital technology an the governance of artificial intelligence.

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