About

monika-sengul-jones.jpgI’m a communication and science and technology studies scholar with rich, interdisciplinary training that includes deep engagements in literary theory, continental philosophy, visual culture studies, sociology, and anthropology.

I am completing my doctorate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Communication and Science Studies program, working with supervision from Lisa Cartwright. In 2014-16, I was a Visiting Graduate Researcher in the Department of Communication at University of Washington in Seattle. From March 2017 – May 2018, I was Wikipedian-in-Residence for OCLC’s Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together project (more in this interview, and here). I am currently working with OCLC and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on a Wikipedia and health and medical literacies project.

I have been active in the Wikipedia project since 2012 as an editor, educator, and community organizer. I also have training in front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, & Responsive Design for Web Development), from the University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education. This supplemented my work as web developer and co-managing editor, with Cristina Visperas, for Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, Technoscience, an open-source academic journal.

Previously, I earned a Master’s degree in Gender Studies at Central European University as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. I lived in Budapest, Hungary and Istanbul, Turkey for five years. My BA is from University of Washington in the Comparative History of Ideas program.

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