Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Vermont
31 So. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05405
Phone: 802 656-2167; fax: 802 656-2131
(Note: I’m on sabbatical for the academic year 2012-2013, accessible by email.)
I teach at the University of Vermont, and study media, technology, law, and culture. You might say that I study the soft side of hard issues, that is, the role of cultural beliefs in shaping things like institutions, property, legal regulation, and technology. From radio broadcasting to the internet, the adoption, use, and even the constitution of new technological systems are often influenced, not just by economic and structural factors, but by cultural trends and habits of belief. And because of that, I believe, they can be changed.