Megan Finn

Assistant Professor

Information School, University of Washington

Megan Finn is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and was formerly a postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft Research New England. Megan received her Ph.D. from University of California at Berkeley from the School of Information in 2012. As a Ph.D. student, Megan received an NSF award for her dissertation research on "Post-Disaster Information Environments." Her work contributes to three key areas of research: public information infrastructures, crisis informatics, and the history of information. Megan's ongoing research examines the social and cultural dimensions of the production of information, analytical limitations of social media datasets about disasters, invisible Internet infrastructure labor. Her book, Documenting Aftermath, is under contract with MIT Press. Megan also has a BS in Computer Science from University of Michigan and a Masters in Information Management and Systems from U.C. Berkeley.