About

monika-sengul-jones.jpgI’m 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. 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 have training in front-end web development (HTML5, CSS3, & Responsive Design for Web Development), from the University of Washington, Professional & Continuing Education. This training supplemented my work as web developer for 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 a fiction reader and writer.

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