Britt Paris is an information studies scholar focused on developing a sociotechnical understanding of how groups—from technologists to civil society organizations—understand, build, and use Internet infrastructure in accordance to their value systems.
She is currently a researcher at Data & Society compiling the Global Media Manipulation Casebook, a research platform that historicizes the tools, tactics, and techniques of groups who seek to game sociotechnical systems.
She recently finished her dissertation at the University of California Los Angeles that investigated the trajectory of and technological imaginaries present in NSF-funded Future Internet Architecture projects building new global networking protocols that are intended to challenge many of the features of the longstanding Internet Protocol (IP). She has published work on Internet infrastructure projects, digital labor and civic data analyzed through the lenses of critical, feminist, and postcolonial theory. Paris previously earned her MA in Media Studies from the New School.