Rajiv C. Shah

Rajiv C. Shah was a Doctoral Fellow at the NCDG while pursuing a Ph.D. at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  His research interests include therelationship between the architecture of information technologies and society.  Many fundamental societal concerns, such as privacy, are intertwined with the hardware and software of information technologies.  He focuses on two aspects of this, the development of information technologies and how information technologies regulate behavior. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   

Shah's published work includes "Fool Us Once Shame on You - Fool Us Twice Shame on Us:  What We Can Learn from the Privatizations of the Internet Backbone Network and the Domain Name System" published in the Washington University Law Quarterly, "Incorporating Societal Concerns into Communication Technologies" published in the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and the forthcoming "Manipulating the Governance Characteristics of Code" to be published in Info.  His work has been presented at numerous conferences including the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, the Association of Internet Researchers Conference, the International Communication Association, the National Communication Association's Annual Convention, the Law & Society Association, and the International Symposium on Technology and Society.