Zachary McDowell

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 site,

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