Department of Anthropology, Harvard University/ Faculty Associate Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Professor Coleman’s scholarship and teaching address questions of science, technology and medicine, focusing on the politics, cultures, and ethics of hacking. She is the author of two books on computer hackers and the founder and editor of Hack_Curio, a video portal into the cultures of hacking. In 2022, she hosted the BBC4 radio and podcast series, The Hackers. She is currently completing a multi-year research project with Matt Goerzen on the security field and hacker professionalization during the 1990s and early 2000s. Wearing Many Hats, the first of two articles based on this research has been released by the project’s funder and sponsor, Data and Society. She is also working on a book of essays about hackers and the state and delivered material from the book for the 2022 Henry Morgan Lectures. She is the author of Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking and Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous .