Zachary McDowell is
a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in the Department of Communication. He has a
background in business development and management, instructional
design, and digital infrastructure analysis. His research has focused
on the intersection between public policy and digital infrastructure in
determining collaboration and communication. His dissertation, Mashup
Archaeology: A Case Study in the Role of Digital Technology in Cultural
Production, is a critical analysis of the role of digital sharing
technology in digitally mediated cultural production. He is also currently working on a research project investigating digital media literacy and Wikipedia as a research tool. Zach founded and
is the Managing Editor of the open-access journal communitaction+1, and
is a Wikipedia Teaching Fellow. More information can be found at his
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