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Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy

Gabriella Coleman


Professor Gabriella Coleman holds the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University.  Trained as an anthropologist, Gabriella Coleman teaches, writes, and researchers on the politics of digital media with a focus on hackers, scholarly access, privacy, and surveillance.


The mandate of the Wolfe Chair is to conduct research, teach and perform public outreach regarding the intellectual foundations, nature and methods of scientific and technological innovation and to provide support to well-rounded students capable of making constructive contributions to debates surrounding science, technology and society.

The Chair is devoted to research that advances understanding of key scientific and technological concepts and examines the relationships among science, technology, and a broad range of social, ethical, political, and economic issues, practices and conditions.

You can learn more about her work here.

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Story of Anonymous.  Read a preview in the McGill News of Professor Coleman's new book that will hit book shelves on November 4 – just in time for Guy Fawkes Night.

Meet the McGill professor who got inside Anonymous in The Toronto Star, Sunday, September 14, 2014. Learn more.

Professor Coleman is featured in Hacking the World: An anthropologist in the midst of a geek insurgency, in the April 1, 2013 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read more.