About

2015.Nov-headshotMSJAs of March 2017 I’m the Wikipedian-in-Residence with the OCLC’s Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project (Geekwire profiled me/the project in their Geek of the Week series).

I’m also completing my doctorate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Communication and Science Studies program. In 2014-16, I was a Visiting Graduate Researcher in the Department of Communication at University of Washington in Seattle.

I have training in front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, & Responsive Design for Web Development), from the University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education (which was a nice supplement to my self-taught know-how in the process of developing Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, an open-source academic journal, where I served as the web manager and co-managing editor, with Cristina Visperas, as a member of Catalyst Lab.

I have been active in the Wikipedia project as an editor, educator, and community organizer, I got involved after attending a Wikipedia FemTechNet edit-a-thon hosted by Adrianne Wadewitz.

Previously, I earned a Master’s degree in Gender Studies at Central European University as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. My BA is from University of Washington in the Comparative History of Ideas program.

My scholarly orientations are in feminist theory, cultural studies, media studies, and science and technology studies. These fields inform my research projects.  I’m equally passionate about digital and information literacies and pedagogy.

Finally, I’m an avid fiction reader. (Ask me about why fiction is not the opposite of fact).

Another version of my biography is on UC San Diego’s webpage. Occasionally, I look at/use Twitter, under the handle @monikajones.

Photo credit: Tara-Lynne Pixley

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